Best Architecture podcasts — Building news, town planning, and design (Updated December 2017; 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
Weekly
 
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
Rare
 
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
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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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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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GSAPP Conversations
Weekly
 
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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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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In the early morning of August 5, 2001, artist Richard Ankrom and a group of friends assembled on the 4th Street bridge over the 110 freeway in Los Angeles. They had gathered to commit a crime. Years before, when Ankrom was driving through downtown Los Angeles, he was going to merge onto the I-5 North. But he missed the exit and got lost. The I ...…
 
Fires in Southern California have forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes. Author and designer Wade Graham says we are "enmeshed" in fire-prone landscapes and need to respond through smart design and policy. And LACMA’s proposed expansion by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor is nearing reality. Will the gallery spanning Wilshire Boulevar ...…
 
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The Midnight Charette
 
This week: Bruce and Emma discuss whether or not Santa is a pedophile, holidays, traveling, Thor Ragnorak, Eyes Wide Shut, the comparisons between cinema & architecture, advancements in technology & design, and Bruce shares his thoughts on his new iPhone X!
 
We look at how New York has evolved over the past 100 years. While some might complain about lost grit and gentrification, our bureau chief in the city Ed Stocker feels that they are missing the point and that, in the end, a safer New York is a more open New York.
 
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US Modernist Radio - Architecture You Love
 
Australian comedian Tim “Rosso” Ross has starred in countless Australian radio and TV series. He’s a writer for Men’s Style Australia, Rolling Stone and Sydney Magazine. He’s interviewed and talked with celebrities like Will Farrell, John C. O’Reilly, and Hugh Jackman through shows such as Merrick and Rosso Unplanned, The B Team, Uncharted, Fac ...…
 
Archispeak explores the typical architectural office end of the year rituals, including the "Office Party," crazy deadlines and workloads. Photo by Cormac Phalen This episode of Archispeak is sponsored by: ARCAT: Search the ARCAT libraries for architectural building products to find specifications, CAD details, BIM Objects and more, free of cha ...…
 
Today we speak with architects Peter Exley FAIA and Jane Frederick FAIA. Peter Exley has established an internationally recognized practice of architecture for children, families, and communities, elevating the standards of design for learning and play environments. He is the co-founder of Architecture Is Fun, a Chicago-based architecture, desi ...…
 
Tatiana Bilbao speaks with Freek Persyn in this third of six conversations recorded live at the conference “Making Books Now” on September 15, 2017. The conference was co-organized by Columbia GSAPP and the Chicago Architecture Biennial on the occasion of the Biennial’s opening at the Chicago Cultural Center, and was hosted by GSAPP’s Director ...…
 
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Monocle 24: The Urbanist
 
What role do technology giants play in urban planning? And what do you love the most about your city? Plus: an audio essay on Venice’s troubled relationship with water.
 
The Skirball Fire east of the 405 freeway has made the commute through the Sepulveda Pass a scary experience. And the nearby Getty Center has closed because of outside air quality. But management is confident the buildings -- and the art -- will come out unscathed.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Frances Anderton).
 
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The Midnight Charette
 
This week's guest is California Architect Richard Lee. Richard has practiced Architecture for over 30 years and has experience in a wide variety of building types. He currently holds his own practice in Southern California. Bruce and Richard discuss the UFC, Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor, DC & Marvel comics, using social media to become succ ...…
 
In the past fifty years, the car crash death rate has dropped by nearly 80 percent in the United States. And one of the reasons for that drop has to do with the “accident report forms” that police officers fill out when they respond to a wreck. Officers use these forms to document the weather conditions, to draw a diagram of the accident, and t ...…
 
We love a good success story, but we love an epic fail even more. DnA visits the Museum of Failure. We also talk to "visual futurist" Syd Mead and architect Craig Hodgetts about creating a "plausible reality." And we hear about the art of cake-making from a West Hollywood baker.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Frances Anderton).
 
Ho Chi Minh City is arguably most well known as being the site of one of the world’s most poignant political protests in the 1960s. But for modern-day visitors it is known for something more novel: scooters.
 
Hilary Sample and Michael Meredith speak with Florian Idenburg in this second of six conversations recorded live at the conference “Making Books Now” on September 15, 2017. The conference was co-organized by Columbia GSAPP and the Chicago Architecture Biennial on the occasion of the Biennial’s opening at the Chicago Cultural Center, and was hos ...…
 
Our man in Seoul climbs aboard one of the new express trains to the Olympic village, Dublin is the testing ground for a new smart bike light and when was the last time you spoke to your neighbour?
 
The sculptural installation Vermonica is an "urban candelabra" of 25 Los Angeles street lamps installed in an East Hollywood parking lot in 1993. Artist Sheila Klein's project was supposed to only last a year, but this month, after 24 years, it was removed at the insistence of the developer, who plans to renovate the shopping center.…
 
Listen carefully to today's episode and you'll discover the strategies and framework that architect Ricardo Álvarez‐Díaz has used to build a successful practice. You'll also discover: Why the clients you don't work for is as important (perhaps more important) than the clients you do work for How to recognize the "right" clients who will help yo ...…
 
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The Midnight Charette
 
Guest of the week Kevin Kwan currently leads the technology team at an executive recruiting agency. This week Bruce and Kevin talk website design templates, work productivity, team management, social development, 'Is competition good for kids?', social media. useless microwave buttons, iPhone X, new technologies and more!…
 
KCRW is coming up for air. We take a sneak peek at the station's new building, designed by architect Clive Wilkinson. And why are some affluent young city women dressing like members of religious cults? A look at the new modesty in fashion, and how women architects dress to express a "total design philosophy."…
 
While the 1960s shift in print and TV advertising has been heavily documented and mythologized by Mad Men, Madison Avenue’s radiophonic collision with the counterculture is less well known. A radio advertising producer, writer, and composer, Clive Desmond takes listeners on a highly subjective journey through one narrow, eccentric, corridor of ...…
 
We’re in Paris, 1917, where Charles-Edouard Jeanneret is making friends, thinking about sex (and writing enormous letters about it), designing the occasional mechanised abattoir / concrete garden terrace, going bankrupt, trying to sell concrete blocks to postwar society, inventing a new style of painting, launching a highly costly art magazine, ...…
 
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Monocle 24: The Urbanist
 
Presiding over the northwestern curve of Vienna’s Ringstrasse boulevard, the Ringturm carried a powerful message of reconstruction and renewal after the Second World War. Today its facade serves as a giant canvas for artworks and a lighthouse on the roof forecasts the weather using colour.
 
Roberta Leighton "runs the place" for owner Jim Goldstein at the Sheats Goldstein house in Los Angeles, designed by John Lautner. She manages hundreds of movie, commercial, and photo shoots at the house, one of the country's most iconic. One of the most famous movies shot there was The Big Lebowski. Roberta has also been in a ton of some of the ...…
 
Treat yourself! Archispeak returns with our annual "Gifts for Architects" guide to help you find that perfect gift for your favorite architect. This episode of Archispeak is sponsored by: ARCAT: Search the ARCAT libraries for architectural building products to find specifications, CAD details, BIM Objects and more, free of charge, with no regis ...…
 
Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee speak with Amale Andraos in this first of six conversations recorded live at the conference “Making Books Now” on September 15, 2017. The conference was co-organized by Columbia GSAPP and the Chicago Architecture Biennial on the occasion of the Biennial’s opening at the Chicago Cultural Center, and was hosted by GSA ...…
 
This week, Donna and Ken are joined by Indianapolis Architect and ARE Sketches author, Lora Teagarden. Lora is an architect with RATIO Architects and L^2 Design. This week on the podcast, we'll be discussing three news items from the website. First up is the controversy around the proposal for the "Tallest Building in Portland" by the architect ...…
 
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Monocle 24: The Urbanist
 
Waste management and recycling are essential components of what makes a city work for its citizens. This week we get down and dirty to find out how cities deal with different types of waste.
 
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The Midnight Charette
 
This week's guest is Iti Pawha. Iti is an Architect in New York currently working on multi-story residential projects across the country. Iti was born in India, educated in Singapore and in the US. The three discuss indy cinema, 80s aesthetics, is architecture graduate school worth it?, firm organization, visas, immigration and much more!…
 
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The Midnight Charette
 
This week's guest is Iti Pawha. Iti is an Architect in New York currently working on multi-story residential projects across the country. Iti was born in India, educated in Singapore and in the US. The three discuss India, Singapore, the benefits of international schools, architecture, single-party governments, dating and much more!…
 
Los Angeles is seeing an explosion of murals. Would you like to paint one? Hear about the movement to "Beautify Earth." And a World War II armory becomes the permanent home for the Wende Museum of the Cold War, just as Russia-US relations revive old tensions. But what do former East Germans think about it?…
 
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99% Invisible
 
For a long time, anti-counterfeiting laws made it illegal to show US currency in movies. Now you can show real money, but fake money is often preferred. Creating fake money that doesn’t break the law, but looks real enough for film, is a tough design challenge. Money Makers
 
Lisbon’s quirky ‘quiosques’ (kiosks) have been around since the mid-19th century and are partly responsible for the community spirit in the city today.
 
In today's episode we speak with a remarkable entrepreneur, educator and architect. Ricardo Álvarez‐Díaz is the founding principal of Álvarez‐Díaz & Villalón, an award-winning architecture and interior design practice with offices in San Juan Puerto Rico and Miami Florida. Álvarez‐Díaz is President of the Puerto Rico Builders Association. He se ...…
 
Dean Amale Andraos speaks with GSAPP Associate Professor Malo Hutson, who teaches in Urban Planning and directs the school’s Urban Community and Health Equity Lab. The interdisciplinary research lab operates at the intersection of health inequalities and urban planning, and collaborates with community groups, students, and academic and professi ...…
 
This week we're devoting our episode to the anniversary of the 2016 election of Donald J. Drumpf, the statement by the AIA CEO Robert Ivy, and the subsequent dissent born out of the hashtag #NotMyAIA. We look to what has changed, and what hasn't; as it relates to the profession, activism and education, and what does the future portend. Joining ...…
 
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Monocle 24: The Urbanist
 
This week we hear how technology is helping companies collect data – and profits – from you, but also how it can help fight issues such as gun violence. Plus: a special report from the first edition of Torino-Stratosferica.
 
When a new movie comes out, most of the praise goes to the director and the lead actors, but there are so many other people involved in a film, and a lot of them are designers. There are costume designers and set designers, but also graphic designers working behind the scenes on every single graphic object that you might need in a film. It’s An ...…
 
Can a robot get people walking again? Meet Gita, a cargo carrier on wheels created by the same company that designed the Vespa scooter. And "Dirty Girl Construction" founder Joan Barton shares her thoughts on building -- and triumphing -- in a man's world.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Frances Anderton).
 
We’re taking on the origin story of (for better or worse) the most important architect of the 20th century — Charles-Edouard Jeanneret aka Le Corbusier. His origins — petit bourgeois, Swiss, provincial — can make his eventual rise to world-enveloping notoriety and era-defining influence seem all the more unlikely. We’re digging into his childho ...…
 
We head to London’s East End to visit a short strip of street that turns into an urban garden every Sunday morning.
 
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US Modernist Radio - Architecture You Love
 
Architect Edward Durell Stone like many of his generation fell in love with Modernism. His first independent commission was a 1933 Modernist house for Richard Mandel, which led to many other prominent commissions including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington. Stone is one of the few architects to make the c ...…
 
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Archispeak
 
In episode 128, Archispeak delves into the mind of an architect and discusses how learning more about oneself can assist you to build more effective teams in your office. Play the, "Guess the Archispeak Host DISC Profile" game! This episode of Archispeak is sponsored by: ARCAT: Search the ARCAT libraries for architectural building products to f ...…
 
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The Midnight Charette
 
This week features Pierce Clark. Pierce is a New York real estate developer and architectural designer, currently working for one of the top real estate companies in New York City. The three discuss development and architecture, the low salaries of architects, dating in nyc, gay bars, office party drag shows and much more!…
 
Andrew Davis, second-year student in the Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices Program at Columbia GSAPP, speaks with Mexican Architect Frida Escobedo, whose exhibition ‘No. 9’ opened at the Arthur Ross Architectural Gallery on October 20, 2017.They discuss the tension between social and historical time, and how that can shape understan ...…
 
Bill de Blasio’s first term was marred by investigations into his fundraising, as well as disagreements with governor Andrew Cuomo and President Trump. So what are the issues at hand as he enters his second term?
 
The Culver Steps, a mixed-use development planned for the heart of Culver City, broke ground on Wednesday. Mayor Jeff Cooper called it "the last piece of the downtown puzzle."By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Frances Anderton).
 
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Business of Architecture Podcast
 
Today we speak with Keith Houchin of SB Architects about his top business tips including: How to "wow" your clients with architectural visualization (it isn't just about the image) Tips for picking the right rendering company that matches your budget The project 'kickstart' process that gets everyone on the team aligned and reduces future problems…
 
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The Midnight Charette
 
This week features Pierce Clark. Pierce is a New York real estate developer and architectural designer, currently working for one of the top real estate companies in New York City. The three discuss development and architecture, the problems of the profession of architecture, the suburbs, social media, muscle gains, Disney characters, groping a ...…
 
Los Angeles has tunnel vision. DnA tours the Downtown Regional Connector, as Elon Musk digs his own tunnel. United Airlines flies its last Boeing 747 flight. DnA meets nostalgic pilots and hears about what's coming next for airline passengers. Plus, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is not over. DnA takes a road trip to see three desert shows.…
 
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