Latest podcasts on Architecture

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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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23 Oct 2018
30 min

Monocle on Design - Architecture for animals: 

We ask what designers dream up when they put animals at the centre of their thinking, see the silkscreen printers pushing on in Beirut and visit a Stirling prize-winning building to augur the future of the news industry.

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16 Oct 2018
30 min

Monocle on Design - ‘Why Materials Matter’: 

We peek inside the innovative Berlin-based design company that’s developing pollution-eating façades to tackle city smog. Plus: Mexican architect Frida Escobedo on her love of traditional materials and a discussion on the ethics of what we build with in new book ‘Why Materials Matter’.

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9 Oct 2018
30 min

Monocle on Design - Hostile architecture: 

We look at the ups and downs of ‘hostile’ or ‘defensive’ architecture, those prickly interventions designed to curb anti-social behaviour, vandalism and lingering. Plus: a new book about weaving and a special dispatch from Vienna Design Week.

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25 Sep 2018
30 min

Monocle on Design - ‘California Captured’: 

We make for the sun-soaked hills of southern California to examine the post-war modernist-architecture boom (and mine a few lessons for today). Plus: Josh Fehnert talks to Katie Treggiden about London Design Festival.

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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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25 Oct 2018
7 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: Bricking it: 

“Bricks and mortar” is a phrase that evokes feelings of safety, reliability and permanence – but do these ancient materials pass muster in a world of sparkling glass towers? One architecture firm we spoke to thinks so. Henley Halebrown recently celebrated the traditional brick-built trope (with a twist) in the recently completed University of Roehampton’s Chadwick Hall.

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11 Oct 2018
8 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: The Frankfurt kitchen: 

Considered to be a milestone in domestic architecture, we trace the roots of the modern kitchen back to 1920’s Frankfurt and the woman who cooked up a storm within in: Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky.

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27 Sep 2018
8 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: Remembering Robert Venturi: 

We discuss the reluctant father of postmodernism and his life and work partner, Denise Scott Brown. Venturi redefined not only how buildings should look but how we should think about architecture’s role in the world.

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17 Sep 2018
7 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 124: The Melnikov House: 

Konstantin Melnikov’s most significant building was the house he built for himself in 1929. It remained in the Melnikov family for decades until, in 2014 after much legal wrangling, it was taken over by the Moscow Museum of Architecture.

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