Latest podcasts on Architecture

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26 Jun 2018
30 min

Monocle on Design - Are architects afraid of colour?: 

We explore the use of colour (or the lack thereof) by architects in the West and ask what can be done about it. We also mull over automated ships and visit German bathroom firm Duravit’s flush new London showroom.

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19 Jun 2018
30 min

Monocle on Design - Restoration and reuse : 

We meet the architect giving a new lease of life to a brutalist complex in London and find out how a brewery in Athens became the National Museum of Contemporary Art. Plus: Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto on his upcoming exhibition in London.

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5 Jun 2018
30 min

Monocle on Design - Britain’s postmodern buildings : 

We ask why a spate of the UK’s bright and bewildering but controversial postmodern buildings have just obtained listed status. Plus: dispatches from the Venice Biennale – what can the Holy Land teach us about sharing and what does Saudi Arabia have to say about urban sprawl?

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31 May 2018
30 min

The Urbanist - Venice Biennale and more: 

We report from the Venice Biennale 2018 where we sit down for a chat with the architect David Chipperfield and also with Helsinki’s mayor Jan Vapaavuori. We also meet the architect running for mayor of Bratislava and find out what he might bring to the table.

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29 May 2018
30 min

Monocle on Design - Freespace: Venice Architecture Biennale 2018: 

Venice, a city of canals, church bells, bobbing boats and over-fed pigeons is a-chatter with talk about the just-opened Venice Architecture Biennale. Josh Fehnert sits down with the directors of this year’s show. He also talks to the commissioners behind the UK and US exhibitions and takes note of the pavilions worth perusing.

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22 May 2018
30 min

Monocle on Design - Why go to architecture school?: 

Does architectural education need an overhaul? We put the question to the heads of two leading architecture schools: London’s Architectural Association and the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Plus: Riba’s play at creating an architecture workshop for children.

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15 May 2018
30 min

Monocle on Design - Jim Olson: framing nature: 

We meet architect Jim Olson to ask how buildings can bring us closer to nature. Plus: we talk making it in the city at London Craft Week and proffer a little advice for younger designers looking to secure space on the exhibition circuit.

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10 Apr 2018
30 min

Monocle on Design - Latin America’s future builders : 

We head to São Paulo, Mexico City and Santiago de Chile to find out which Latin American architects are making waves abroad. Plus: our Fashion editor on why LVMH is playing musical chairs with its designers.

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3 Apr 2018
30 min

Monocle on Design - Building on water: 

Architects have long used water to reflect or adorn their work. We meet the editor of a new title making waves in the world of residential architecture. Plus a word with landscape architect Kongjian Yu about solving China’s water crisis and a flick through the finest design magazines with journalist Katie Treggiden.

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2 Jan 2018
30 min

Monocle on Design - Argentina’s awkward architecture: 

Architecture in the Argentine capital is famously chaotic but a fresh crop of designers are giving the city’s skyline renewed elegance. We embark on a guided tour. Plus: Taschen’s ‘The History of Graphic Design’ and the governor of Chiang Mai on the role of design in the city.

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14 Nov 2017
30 min

Monocle on Design - Self-built homes: 

We visit two unlikely lanes in South London to mull over the legacy (and lessons) of self-built architecture in a city struggling to build enough new homes. Plus, a word with Dennis Tay, the Singaporean success story behind the design-minded retailer Naiise.  

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5 Jul 2018
6 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: What happened to the town square? : 

Ireland’s exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale is entitled “Free Market” and ruminates on the changing role of the town square in civic life. Here we ask if such spaces should be for public discourse or for parking cars – and whether these time-tested spaces are disappearing.

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18 Jun 2018
8 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 111: the Walt Disney Concert Hall: 

Standing proudly in downtown Los Angeles, the Walt Disney Concert Hall is difficult to miss. The complex may fool you at first with its sharp stainless steel edges but once inside the tone changes and it becomes warm and inviting.

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4 Jun 2018
5 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 109: Merihaka : 

This week we head to Helsinki to hear the story of the brutalist high-rise Merihaka: one of the city's most unloved buildings.

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24 May 2018
7 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: Oficios Asociados: 

Argentinian studio Oficios Asociados was founded five years ago, with the notion of taking control over every aspect of the architectural process, from concept to construction. We visit Buenos Aires to find out more.

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12 Apr 2018
6 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: Sound design: 

Monocle’s Kenji Hall meets Thomas Fagernes, partner, director and senior architect at Snøhetta, to discuss the company’s new project in the South Korean city of Busan and how the design of such structures should echo their function.

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8 Jan 2018
5 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 88: Dubai World Trade Centre: 

When one thinks of Dubai, one thinks of its grand gestures. Today we hear the story of one of its first skyscrapers, the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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2 Nov 2017
6 min

Monocle on Design - On Design 65: Milan’s tall storeys: 

Recent years have seen Milan’s urban developers embrace the skyscraper. But is it genuine modernisation or simply a case of pandering to big-name architects?

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