Latest podcasts on Architecture

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28 Mar 2019
8 min

The Monocle Daily - London’s tall tale: 

Former city-planner Peter Rees on why London’s tall-tower developments ought to aim higher.

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30 Dec 2021
60 min

Konfekt Korner - Ski style, Alpine architecture and snowy mornings: 

This month’s episode of ‘Konfekt Korner’ is a celebration of the mountains. We learn about the modernist alpine architecture of Charlotte Perriand; meet Sophie Lacoste of French skiwear brand Fusalp; head to the town of Brixen in the Dolomites; and muse on what waking up in the mountains does for your wellbeing. Plus: we meet Icelandic pianist and composer Eydís Evensen.

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5 Oct 2021
30 min

Monocle on Design - The varied world of architecture models: 

We explore the weird and wonderful world of architectural models at a new exhibition in London and learn a few tips to transform our wardrobe. Plus: why a city-based architect is focusing on improving rural life.

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4 Oct 2020
1 hour

The Curator - Highlights from Monocle 24: 

All the best bits from the past week carefully curated into an hour-long show presented by Augustin Macellari. This week we sit down with Dutch architect Winy Maas to hear about a new art depot in Rotterdam; the much-loved British comedian Vic Reeves discusses his new book and Michelin-starred restaurateur Andrew Wong shares a favourite recipe.

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3 Sep 2019
30 min

Monocle on Design - Outside the box: 

Author Shiromi Pinto speaks to Josh Fehnert about her architecturally informed novel ‘Plastic Emotions’, which details the relationship between Sri Lankan modernist architect Minnette de Silva and Swiss-French design icon Le Corbusier. Plus: in praise of courtyards and the latest design headlines from Katie Treggiden.

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21 May 2019
30 min

Monocle on Design - Cities of the future : 

What will our cities look like in 2050? We ask an architect and urban planner to answer just that. Plus: a listed building comes of age in London, and part one of our series on office furniture and the changing world of the workplace.

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26 Mar 2019
30 min

Monocle on Design - Architecture and the silver screen: 

We’re in Tinseltown for the Architecture and Design Film Festival. Josh Fehnert talks to founder Kyle Bergman and Los Angeles’ chief design officer and filmmaker Christopher Hawthorne about the city’s sometimes uneasy relationship with its own buildings.

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2 Sep 2019
6 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 172: Victoria Park, Hong Kong: 

Victoria Park, a tranquil green space in Hong Kong, has long been a place for recreation. But since June it has taken on a different role: the park’s large open area was ground zero for anti-government protests.

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26 Aug 2019
5 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 171: The Gänsehäufel: 

We take a final glance through the ‘Summer Weekly’ newspaper and wade into Vienna’s Old Danube. This inactive arm of the river is home to the Gänsehäufel, an island oasis dotted with lawns, beaches and pools that offer respite from the city’s soaring summer temperatures.

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19 Aug 2019
6 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 170: Cuba’s Coppelia: 

We take another flick through the pages of our ‘Summer Weekly’ newspaper, this week visiting the hulking modernist flagship of Cuba’s state owned ice-cream brand Coppelia. It’s been serving scoops for more than half a century and has become a symbol of the nation’s resilient culture.

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12 Aug 2019
6 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 169: La Grande Motte: 

This week we delve into issue one of Monocle’s summer newspaper, ‘The Summer Weekly’, and head to the once-marshy, mosquito-ridden coastal commune of La Grande Motte in France, which has been transformed since the 1960s into a lush resort town with real beachfront appeal.

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5 Aug 2019
7 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 168: Bletchley Park: 

The former Government Code and Cipher School is now a heritage site in Milton Keynes, the newest of the UK’s new towns. We go on a journey through what was once the home of Alan Turing and the Enigma codebreakers.

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29 Jul 2019
7 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 167: Bratislava’s communist-era buildings: 

Architects and historians tend to admire them but members of the public usually associate them with the injustices of the socialist regime and want them gone. Is this architecture worth saving?

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18 Jul 2019
5 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: Jan Gehl: 

We hear from Danish architect and urban-design pioneer Jan Gehl. He was our guest at the recent Monocle Quality of Life Conference in Madrid and joined editor Andrew Tuck on stage.

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10 Jun 2019
5 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 160: Glasgow City Chambers: 

Monocle 24’s Daniel Bach tells us about the Glasgow City Chambers, which hide one of the city’s greatest architectural features in plain sight.

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16 May 2019
7 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: Modernist Metroland: 

London’s grade II-listed Arnos Grove underground station is a classic example of modernist influences in the UK capital’s Metroland.

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8 Apr 2019
6 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 151: the Otto-Wagner Hospital: 

A psychiatric hospital built by the giant of 20th-century Austrian architecture, Otto Wagner, is now due to vacate the premises to make way for apartments and a university.

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25 Mar 2019
5 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 149: Sick-building syndrome: 

This week we look at this poorly understood phenomenon, spotlighting Alexander Fleming House in London by modernist architect Ernö Goldfinger.

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