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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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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21 Mar 2019
5 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: Future bridge-builders: 

Bridges have long bound our societies together. But in recent years their role in our cities has changed and they’re reinvigorating urban life. We examine how a simple feat of engineering becomes an engaging public space.

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14 Feb 2019
5 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: Stockholm’s Beauty Council: 

Pushing architectural boundaries can be a challenge in Stockholm. It’s a historic, low-rise, waterfront city and any new developments are policed by a unique state-funded body called the ‘skönhetsrådet’ or Beauty Council. We find out more.

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11 Feb 2019
3 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 143: Copacabana Palace: 

The Copacabana Palace is an icon of Brazilian glamour and sophistication – and Rio de Janeiro’s art-deco masterpiece holds the same charm today as it did when it opened its doors in 1923. So dress up and delve into the history of the hotel with Monocle 24’s very own Brazilian, Fernando Augusto Pacheco.

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