Best Architecture podcasts — Building news, town planning, and design (Updated February 2018; image)
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99% Invisible
Weekly
 
Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org. A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
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Monocle 24: The Urbanist
Weekly+
 
With an influential audience of city mayors, urban planners and architects, this is Monocle’s guide to making better cities, be it new technology, state-of-the-art subways or compact apartments.
 
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Design and Architecture
Weekly+
 
Design and architecture shape our world. On DnA: Design and Architecture, host Frances Anderton talks to designer, users and critics about the latest in products, fashion, architecture and more, in Los Angeles and beyond. Photo credit: Marc Goldstein
 
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Archispeak
Monthly+
 
What’s it really like to work in architecture? The hosts of Archispeak know, and they’re here to share real life experiences. Since 2012 Evan Troxel, Neal Pann, and Cormac Phalen have been podcasting their brand of real talk on everything from design, tools, and work/life balance to generational differences, mentoring, job hunting and more. Probing questions, revelatory interviews, and unique insights have grown their audience and become a bi-monthly ritual for students and seasoned professi ...
 
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Business of Architecture Podcast
 
Warning! On this show you'll discover strategies, tips and secrets for running a fun, flexible and profitable architecture practice. The focus here is simple: discussion of ways for architects to create a dream architecture practice: design what you want, when you want, and get paid well for it.
 
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The Architecture Happy Hour
 
hpd architecture + interiors principals Laura Davis and Holly Hall share their thoughts and tips on architecture, from helping owners select the right architect to never being too late to begin a career in architecture. Learn more about hpd architecture + interiors at www.hpdarch.com.
 
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About Buildings + Cities
Monthly
 
A podcast about architecture, buildings and cities, from the distant past to the present day. Plus detours into technology, film, fiction, comics, drawings, and the dimly imagined future. With Luke Jones and George Gingell.
 
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The Architects' Corner
Rare
 
The Architects' Corner is formerly a weekly design show presented on Sydney University Radio.Currently the Architects' Corner find's itself produced for Sydney's FBi Radio.
 
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Vertical City
Monthly+
 
Vertical City is building a foundation for a sustainable urban future. We interview the world's top architects, urban designers, engineers, microbiologists, transportation and sustainability experts to discuss different technologies and ideologies in support of further developing the concept of a Vertical City as a potential solution to many of our world's greatest problems. If you enjoyed this podcast, or you would like to learn more about urbanism, sustainability, innovation and large-scal ...
 
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Archinect Sessions
Monthly+
 
Paul, Donna and Ken discuss the architecture news and topics with architecture's most influential figures.
 
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Capgemini Architecture Week Podcast
 
Discover the 4th edition of Capgemini Architecture Week through the 4th season of this podcast series! The Architecture Week is from September 30th to October 4th in France, Sweden, Australia, Netherlands, Spain, and United States. More information on http://www.capgemini.com/architectureweek
 
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Archive
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The Architectural Association of Ireland was founded in 1896 ‘to promote and afford facilities for the study of architecture and the allied sciences and arts, and to provide a medium of friendly communication between members and others interested in the progress of architecture’. We promote a public lecture series, an annual awards scheme, site visits, podcasts, exhibitions and publications.
 
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GSAPP Conversations
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GSAPP Conversations offer a window onto the expanding field of contemporary architectural practice through discussions on the current projects, research, and obsessions of a diverse group of invited guests from emerging and well-established practices. Hosted by Columbia GSAPP’s Dean Amale Andraos, the conversations also feature the School’s influential faculty and alumni, and give students the opportunity to engage architects on issues of concern to the next generation.
 
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US Modernist Radio - Architecture You Love
 
Join George Smart and Frank King as they talk and laugh with people who enjoy, own, create, dream about, preserve, love, and hate Modernist architecture, the most exciting and controversial buildings in the world. A program of US Modernist and NC Modernist Houses, the largest open digital archive for residential Modernist design in America.
 
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A Lot You Got to Holler
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Chicago architecture, urbanism, and design, brought to you by Newcity.
 
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The Midnight Charette
Weekly
 
The Midnight Charette is a weekly podcast featuring New York architectural designers Bruce Mar and Emma Pascal who share their stories and thoughts about design, people and more.
 
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A Palaver
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Das Medienarchiv
 
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The reel on architecture Podcast
Monthly
 
The reel on architecture by Nya will each week highlight design concepts coupled with commentary. Expect podcast every Wednesday/ Thursday. Also there will be videos coming in the future for the podcast which will be found on my youtube channel in the link found below. I hope to explore my combined experience of working in architecture in New York City and Florida with how it impacted my ideas of the industry. Thank you for listen, don't forget to follow!FOR ALL BUSINESS, SPONSORSHIP OR FEAT ...
 
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Laura and Holly share ideas on ways to refresh your home for Spring by making it more happy, healthy, efficient, and beautiful. Read the blog on this topic here: www.hpdarch.com/refresh-home-spring/ Learn more about hpd architecture + interiors at www.hpdarch.comBy laura@hpdarch.com (hpd architecture + interiors).
 
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The Midnight Charette
 
This week Architectural Designer and Program Director of the non-profit Architectural Practice Talks organization Nicky Chang joins Bruce and Emma to discuss her new position as the Head of Design & Strategy at a restaurant startup in NYC, running a non-profit for young designers, the benefits of doing a master's degree, quitting jobs, staying ...…
 
After World War 2, city planners in Amsterdam wanted to design the perfect “City of the Future.” They decided to build a new neighborhood, close to Amsterdam, that would be a perfect encapsulation of Modernist principles. It was called the Bijlmermeer, and it tested the lofty ideas of the International Congress of Modern Architecture on a grand ...…
 
Wild animals need to roam, but our freeways are in the way. Now a proposed bridge over the 101 would allow mountain lions and other wildlife to cross safely over the freeway and improve their access to food and mates. But can humans and predatory animals coexist in the city?By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Frances Anderton).
 
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The Midnight Charette
 
This week Architectural Designer and a founding member of the non-profit Architectural Practice Talks organization Nicky Chang joins Bruce and Emma to discuss her new position as the Head of Design & Strategy at a restaurant startup in NYC, running a non-profit for young designers, the benefits of doing a master's degree, quitting jobs, staying ...…
 
Monocle editor Andrew Tuck looks to the banks of the River Tagus in Lisbon to assess just how powerful the new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology can be for the city.
 
Hugh Hefner passed away last year after decades at the helm of Playboy magazine, the first mainstream magazine featuring nude centerfolds that depending on your point of view, liberated women, demeaned women, or both. But you may not know that for nearly 20 years, Playboy promoted Modernist design like no other publication. Features on Frank Ll ...…
 
In Archispeak episode 135 we deal with issues we all have throughout the profession. Listen in as we navigate our way though the winter blues. Photo by Neal Pann of a sculpture by Archer Pann This episode of Archispeak is sponsored by: ARCAT: Search the ARCAT libraries for architectural building products to find specifications, CAD details, BIM ...…
 
Meredith Bowles has been hailed as "“One of Britain’s top 10 architect provocateurs, who are shaking things up with bold, innovative designs.” In today's episode Meredith Bowles discuss his journey in the business of architecture building his design-focused firm Mole Architects. You'll discover: How to get more of the kind of work you want A me ...…
 
Luiza Furia, a first year M.Arch student at Columbia GSAPP, speaks with Mexican architect Rozana Montiel, founder of Rozana Montiel - Estudio de Arquitectura, on the occasion of her lecture on January 22, 2018. They discuss how to engage local communities, the politics of architecture, and the questions young architects should ask when taking o ...…
 
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Monocle 24: The Urbanist
 
This week we focus on urbanism, architecture, acoustics and sound artists. We’re reporting from Resonate, a one-day conference in Lisbon by Resite, Maat and Meyer Sound that gathered an international crowd.
 
California’s biggest infrastructure project is a high-speed rail network that would connect San Francisco, the Central Valley and Los Angeles, bridging communities cut off by the state's difficult geography. However, farmers see the train as driving a wall through their land. Despite widespread criticism, parts of the route are being built in F ...…
 
The Chase logo was introduced in 1961, when the Chase National Bank and the Bank of the Manhattan Company merged to form the Chase Manhattan Bank. At the time, few American corporations used abstract symbols for their identification. Seen as radical in that context, the Chase symbol has survived a number of subsequent mergers and has become one ...…
 
The first of a two part episode exploring Le Corbusier’s infamous and much-derided urban proposals, exhibited in the Esprit Nouveau Pavilion in 1925. In this part, we’re conducting a close reading of ‘Urbanism’ (sometimes known as ‘The City of Tomorrow and its Planning’). We mostly stayed on topic but there are allusions to — Camillo Sitte— Aug ...…
 
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The Midnight Charette
 
This week Bruce and Emma discuss the new 'hotel' business "Roam Innovative Workplace", traveling as a "local", almost dying in a dessert canyon, bad neighborhood aesthetics, why architecture is important and ineffective, and more!
 
“Hands off my Johnson” has been the rallying cry of the Big Apple’s designers and architects opposed to proposed changes to Manhattan’s iconic AT&T Building. Our New York bureau chief Ed Stocker has more.
 
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US Modernist Radio - Architecture You Love
 
Seattle has coffee, and rain, and Amazon, and amazing Tom Kundig houses. It also has our guest today, Eugenia Woo, one of Seattle’s top advocates for Modernist historic preservation. She is the director of preservation services at Historic Seattle and is a co-founder and board member of Docomomo WEWA. Founded in 1974, Historic Seattle preserves ...…
 
Jarrett Ley, a current student in the Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices Program at Columbia GSAPP, speaks with Indian architect Rahul Mehrotra, founder of RMA Architects, on the occasion of the Kenneth Frampton Endowed Lecture he presented on November 8, 2017. They discuss Mehrotra’s Magic Bus project, an educational campus which us ...…
 
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Monocle 24: The Urbanist
 
From increasing green space to reducing traffic levels and improving mobility, there are several ways to make city-living a little easier. But can you measure just how tranquil urban spaces really are?
 
Digital tools like Instagram, Facebook, podcasts and the like have opened up the possibilities for young and imaginative practices to get their message out there. In today's episode, Rion Willard interviews noted London designer Adam Nathaniel Furman. Furman has, as of this writing, almost 20k followers on Instagram. In this episode, Furman ref ...…
 
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The Midnight Charette
 
This week architectural and urban designer Mahshad Ahmadzadeh, Bruce and Emma discuss what it's like to be a woman in construction, architecture school in Iran, architects who don't practice architecture, why Pinterest is bad for designers, tv dating shows and more!
 
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99% Invisible
 
When current President Donald Trump took office, he promised to build an “an impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall." The first part of this episode by Radio Diaries tells two stories of what happens when, instead of people crossing the border, the border crosses the people. Then, in part two of the show, Avery ...…
 
Can a wall also act as a bridge? The U.S.-Mexico border wall stretches along 700 miles. It divides two nations that are strategic allies and trading partners, and continues to divide Americans along partisan lines. It also “brings people together in really remarkable and interesting ways,” and DnA tells their stories.…
 
On this episode of Archinect Sessions, Paul travels to Minneapolis to join Ken in a conversation with Julie Snow and Matt Kreilich of Snow Kreilich Architects, winner of the 2018 AIA Architecture Firm Award.
 
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The Midnight Charette
 
This week architectural and urban designer Mahshad Ahmadzadeh, Bruce and Emma discuss traveling to Peru, Americans buying real estate in Cuba, the gentrification of communities, getting laid off, interior design offices, getting hit on through LinkedIn, working with all women, construction management and more!…
 
A sneak peak into the history of one of the world’s last surviving grand music halls.
 
From the Architecture and Design Film Festival in New York City, held late last year, host George Smart's first guests are Ted Bosley and Lori Korngeibel talking about the Gamble House in Pasadena, America’s most famous Arts and Crafts house, and later, George is joined by Catherine Ledner and Roy Beeson, creators of a new documentary about Cat ...…
 
Season 6 of Archispeak starts with a recap of recent events in our offices, then crashes down on the subject of historic preservation and asks the question: should all buildings be saved? Photo by Neal Pann This episode of Archispeak is sponsored by: ARCAT: Search the ARCAT libraries for architectural building products to find specifications, C ...…
 
Amale Andraos, Dean of Columbia GSAPP, and Carol Becker, Dean of Columbia School of the Arts, speak with the renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei. This is the second part of a conversation recorded at a public event co-hosted by the two schools at Columbia University on October 5, 2017.“How can you be creative if you don’t have enough patienc ...…
 
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Monocle 24: The Urbanist
 
From night mayors and music czars to bicycle mayors and ministers of loneliness, we explore the unusual ways to make a city tick.
 
In his State of the Union address, Trump talked about rebuilding infrastructure, but offered no specific projects and vague plans for how to pay for them. Meanwhile he said almost nothing about building the border wall, a common refrain since the early days of his campaign.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Frances Anderton).
 
Have you ever felt like there's too much to get done in one day? And yet when we look at some of the world's most prolific entrepreneurs, like Richard Branson and Elon Musk, they way they've been able to build these great companies isn't by doing everything themselves. They succeed by succeeding through others. As I've researched what the world ...…
 
In the 1970s it looked like the beloved, 200-year-old Cape Hatteras lighthouse was in danger. The sea was getting closer and threatening to swallow it up. And people were torn over what to do about it - they could move the lighthouse, or leave it in place and try to defend it against the forces of nature. For the next 30 years, the locals fough ...…
 
The founder of furniture giant IKEA has died. What was the legacy of Ingvar Kamprad? Historic Filipinotown is set to get its own design district, but many residents are unhappy with the idea. And a collection of LA’s veteran antiques dealer Joel Chen is going on the auction block at Christie’s. He talks about a life in objects.…
 
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The Midnight Charette
 
This week we take a break from design to discuss a lighter topic... Religion! Recently a student in Louisiana sued her public school for forcing her to pray during class hours. Is this right??
 
For the millions of yearly visitors to Los Angeles, there is one landmark that perhaps speaks most clearly of the glamour and the glories of North America’s film-making centre: the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Tomos Lewis goes on a stroll.
 
Tammy Hauser is Executive Director for the Center for Architecture Sarasota, a nexus for midcentury Modernist houses. She's the CEO of Blue Sky Thinking, a consulting firm based in Sarasota for nonprofit organizations. This spring, the Center for Architecture Sarasota hosts an exhibition on Larry Scarpa, a Modernist architect based in Los Angel ...…
 
Amale Andraos, Dean of Columbia GSAPP, and Carol Becker, Dean of Columbia School of the Arts, speak with the renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei. This is the first part of a conversation recorded at a public event co-hosted by the two schools at Columbia University on October 5, 2017."I’m kind of in love with both practices, art and architec ...…
 
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Monocle 24: The Urbanist
 
The 2016 race to the White House was one of the most divisive campaigns in modern US history. One year on, we assess US cities under Trump and ask if there’s a silver lining: are they taking charge of their own futures?
 
Today you'll hear from a leading UK architect who has impacted the built environment through design and development.
 
Metro ridership continues to decline, but the agency is seeking innovative ideas for alternative modes of transit. Angelenos are offering many solutions to the region's mobility problems. Culver City residents heard one such idea on Monday night, when representatives from Elon Musk's Boring Company pitched a high-speed network of underground tu ...…
 
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The Midnight Charette
 
Part 2! Bruce, Emma and Brett discuss why design partners are close-minded, Silicon Valley's tech people, apocalypse bunkers in New Zealand, the process of Gangs Studio, 'Is design wasteful and superfluous?', building and designing by hand and much more!
 
Cartoonist and theorist Scott McCloud has been making and thinking about comics for decades. He is the author of Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art. This classic volume explores formal aspects of comics, the historical development of the medium, its fundamental vocabulary, and various ways in which these elements have been used. Scott McCl ...…
 
Silicon Valley is embracing the idea of the company town, as even high-paying tech companies struggle with the high cost of housing. A westside school district also considers building homes for its teachers. The new downtown federal courthouse wins a major design award, but did an aversion to postmodernism lead the same jury to withhold this ye ...…
 
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The Midnight Charette
 
This week Bruce and Emma are joined by Fashion Designer Brett Gangs, Partner of Gangs Studio. The three discuss fashion design school and industry, luxury brands, fast-fashion companies, the #metoo and #timesup movements, designing on a budget, design competitions, craftsmanship, the best glues for model building and more!…
 
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Monocle 24: The Urbanist
 
We head to Wellington to take a closer look at a particular wing of the New Zealand Parliament. Monocle contributor Clair Urbahn tells us the story of the Beehive.
 
You may recall that a few months ago, host George Smart interviewed Kyle Bergman, director of the Architecture and Design Film Festival in New York City. Today’s special bonus edition features George and the stars, producers, and creators of the latest architecture documentaries, recorded in New York at the Architecture and Design Film Festival ...…
 
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Archispeak
 
Prompted by a comment on the previous episode, Archispeak pulls the thread on the sweater that is Zero Net Energy to discuss the costs, who is doing it and why someone might not. Join us for a "green" discussion all about ZNE. Photo by Cormac Phalen This episode of Archispeak is sponsored by: ARCAT: Search the ARCAT libraries for architectural ...…
 
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Monocle 24: The Urbanist
 
It’s not all about pop-up cafés and gathering a couple of neighbours to set up a street market. Temporary urbanism can have a huge impact in cities, allowing planners to push some of their bolder and more unusual ideas through the bureaucracy of city hall.
 
Did you know the city owns almost 9,000 parcels of land and properties across LA County? LA City Controller Ron Galperin released a map last year of unaccounted-for property, with a view to making the city more accountable and transparent, as well as pushing elected officials to amplify the value and best use of these sites.…
 
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