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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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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15 Jan 2019
30 min

Monocle on Design - Architecture in the Amazon: 

Can canny design save Brazil’s forests and the people who live in them? We speak to São Paulo practice Aleph Zero, which thinks so. Plus: the Copenhagen architect’s office opening up to the public and tech for the year ahead.

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4 Dec 2018
30 min

Monocle on Design - Remembering Jørn Utzon: 

On the centenary of celebrated (and controversial) Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s birth, we assess his best-known work: the Sydney Opera House. Plus: Pentagram’s latest partner Yuri Suzuki on sound and we find out how to design a fire.

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13 Nov 2018
30 min

Monocle on Design - Elemental: the work of Alejandro Aravena: 

We meet Pritzker prize-winning architect Alejandro Aravena to talk politics, climate change and architecture’s role in turbulent times. Plus: what is director Wes Anderson up to in Vienna?

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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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31 Jan 2019
6 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: Edoardo Gellner : 

Those lucky enough to find themselves in the Dolomites should seek out the work of an overlooked architectural master: Edoardo Gellner.

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24 Jan 2019
5 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: Neue Holzbau: 

From the handsome exposed rafters of an ice rink in Davos to the spa-like wooden trimmings of a new public swimming pool in Nyon, timber specialist Neue Holzbau is refining sporting buildings in Switzerland and beyond.

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13 Dec 2018
6 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: Absent architecture: 

While the architects at Foster + Partners await the green light for their Tulip proposal, we explore some of the buildings that could have been but never were.

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3 Dec 2018
5 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 135: Niemeyer in Tripoli: 

Oscar Niemeyer designed the Rashid Karami International Fair in Tripoli in the 1960s. But before work was complete the country descended into civil war and now the magnificent site is slowly crumbling.

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5 Nov 2018
3 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 131: Kavanagh building : 

Monocle editor Andrew Tuck takes us to Buenos Aires to bring us the story of what was once the highest skyscraper in Latin America.

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