Best Architecture podcasts — Building news, town planning, and design (Updated February 2019; image)
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99% Invisible
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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.
 
Host Frances Anderton looks at design and architecture from a Los Angeles perspective.
 
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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Archispeak
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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 ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
James Howard Kunstler, author of The Geography of Nowhere, The Long Emergency, and World Made By Hand, takes on suburban sprawl, disposable architecture and the end of the cheap oil era each week with program host Duncan Crary.
 
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Archinect Sessions
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Paul, Donna and Ken discuss the architecture news and topics with architecture's most influential figures.
 
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Vertical City
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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 ...
 
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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ArchitectureTalk
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Designed around engaging conversation, ArchitectureTalk explores issues in contemporary architecture and architectural thinking. It is hosted by Vikram Prakash, Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle. Producer: Elizabeth Umbanhowar.
 
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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.
 
Join Mr. Modernism George Smart and crew 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. USModernist Radio is backed by the nonprofit educational archive USModernist, the largest open digital archive for Modernist residential architecture in America.
 
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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.
 
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
 
Chicago architecture, urbanism, and design, brought to you by Newcity.
 
The Midnight Charette is a weekly podcast featuring New York Architects David Lee and Marina Bourderonnet who share their stories about design, people and more.
 
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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A Palaver
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Das Medienarchiv
 
People form architecture. Architecture form cities. And cities shape how most of us live. This podcast series explores contemporary architecture and livable, sustainable cities. The series is hosted by the Danish Architecture Center (DAC) - the meeting place for architecture, design and urban culture in Denmark.
 
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Why we have to consider the wider issues of the world in our professional life in the Danish construction industry. This podcast is part of DAC Master Classes and unfolds the biggest challenges, trends, and potentials in the building profession in Denmark right now. Alejandro Gutierrez has come to BLOX to present his ideas on the challenges in ...…
 
In the 1950s, Los Angeles was an up-and-coming city but wasn’t quite there yet. City leaders were looking for a way to boost Los Angeles's profile as a world class city and also give Angelenos something to rally behind. They believed that what L.A. really needed was a baseball team. They picked Chavez Ravine, near downtown LA, as the perfect ho ...…
 
This week Josef Kasperovich, Architectural Photographer and Professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo joins us to have one of our most diverse conversations to date. We cover music performance, art, how technology has changed photography, transcendence through beauty, mastering techniques, working with Julius Shulman and spirituality. Enjoy! Midnig ...…
 
Get the 4-part architect profit map video at http://www.freearchitectgift.com. Today we welcome architect Nick Tsontakis to the show. Nick Tsontakis runs a successful and highly awarded residential architecture practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. In today's episode, you'll discover: How Nick wins his impressive, high caliber projects The one thing ...…
 
Daniel Bernal, a dual degree student in the MArch and Real Estate Development programs, speaks with Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse, co-founders of Barclay & Crousse Architecture, in advance of their lecture at the school on February 4, 2019. Barclay & Crousse was founded in 1994 in Paris, and has been based in Lima since 2006. The studi ...…
 
This week on Archinect Sessions we’re sharing our inspiring conversation with Theaster Gates. For those of you who aren’t already familiar with Theaster, you’re in for a treat. Theaster Gates often refers to himself as a potter, and while it’s true that he is, through years of training and practice, he’s also an extremely talented multidiscipli ...…
 
This week David and Marina discuss "Tips and Tactics" for getting hired as a designer and beating the competition, covering everything from how apply when you are under-qualified, the greatest challenge applicants face, if you should apply in-person, how to 'get in' without any connections, when to apply, how to prepare for the interview and mo ...…
 
Gov. Gavin Newsom is pumping the brakes on California’s high speed rail project. Or is he? His comments in his first State of the State address have supporters and opponents of the bullet train questioning the project’s future.vBy webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Frances Anderton).
 
“[Transversality] can assert itself at any time into reality and not stay in a utopian mode.” Today we embark on a magical journey between cultures, between times, and between conceptions of time and space in a fascinating conversation with architectural historian Shima Mohajeri, who has just published a fantastic book entitled Architectures of ...…
 
Where does your recycling go? In most places in the U.S., you throw it in a bin, and then it gets carted off to be sorted and cleaned at a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). From there, much of it is shipped off to mills, where bales of paper, glass, aluminum, and plastic are pulped or melted into raw materials. Some of these mills are here in ...…
 
The Coachella Valley comes into bloom with Desert X and Modernism Week. But some of the Desert X artworks raise questions about development in Palm Springs. And the art fair Frieze LA opens with a nod to its Hollywood clientele on the backlot at Paramount. What will ticket holders see in the “New York streets”? How about LA’s “Homegrown Art Fai ...…
 
This week David and Marina talk about their recent experience on the Archinect Sessions Podcast and hidden rooms with Nutella (9:35), beautiful cities and ugly architecture (18:12), and universal aesthetics--who doesn't think Jason Momoa is beautiful? (27:27) Enjoy! Interview on Archinect Sessions Midnight Charette Instagram…
 
Today's interview is a behind-the-scenes conversation with a firm owner graduate of the Architecture Firm Freedom Formula program I run with Scott Beebe. Scott and I started the Freedom Formula program several years ago because I heard from so many small firm owners that they were overwhelmed with the day-to-day of running the practice and they ...…
 
Rem Koolhaas and the firm he founded with three partners in 1975 — Office of Metropolitan Architects, OMA — are fascinating, critical and provocative presence within the architectural culture of the 1970s and 1980s, riding the wave of the crisis of modernist collapse while positioning themselves outside or against all of the main tendencies in ...…
 
Architect Victor Sidy was Dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin with campuses in Scottsdale, Arizona and Spring Green, Wisconsin. He was a vocal advocate for saving Frank Lloyd Wright houses and buildings and for walkable community development. In 2015 he returned to private practice but is still involved with one sp ...…
 
Christine Giorgio, a third year M.Arch student, speaks with Julia Burdova and Olga Aleksakova of Buromoscow in advance of their lecture at the school on January 28, 2019. Buromoscow is based in Moscow, and was founded in 2004. The duo is also teaching advanced studio VI at GSAPP during the Spring 2019 semester. Buromoscow’s work reflects urban ...…
 
This week we are joined, in studio, by David Lee and Marina Bourderonnet, the hosts of the Midnight Charette podcast. You may be already familiar with their podcast, or perhaps you’ve just heard about the podcast since they released their episode with me a couple days ago. The Midnight Charette has been podcasting for a while now. They're quick ...…
 
As Hollywood awards season revs up, the LA art scene is also in full throttle. On DnA on ATC, Frances Anderton talks to All Things Considered host Steve Chiotakis about the launch of Desert X, a site-specific art biennial in the Coachella Valley, the debut of Frieze LA, the Southland’s first outing for the prestigious global art fair, and why a ...…
 
We hope you are as intrigued about this story of Americans working to save the oldest church in Paris as we are. In Episode 81 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, host and architect, Laura Davis interviews David Sheppe, President of the American Friends for the Preservation of Saint Germain des Prés Church. This church, which is more than 1 ...…
 
"Velvet Buzzsaw” is a new thriller that takes on the contemporary art world with blood, gore and parody. DnA talks to writer/director Dan Gilroy as well as the real-life LA artist who made the paintings that kill. And in 2012 some furnishings designed by architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Rudolph Schindler disappeared from a warehouse at USC. No ...…
 
Here at 99% Invisible, we think about color a lot, so it was really exciting when we came across a beautiful book called The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair It’s this amazing collection of stories about different colors, the way they’ve been made through history, and the lengths to which people will go to get the brightest splash of c ...…
 
This week Paul Petrunia, Founder of Archinect joins us for a diverse conversation on cybernetic neuralinks, the challenges of interviewing architects, starting Archinect back in 1997, mobile communications, opposing views, political correctness, Archinect's printed editorial, where online media is headed, how Archinect's forums are moderated an ...…
 
Today we welcome Erin Morris to the show. Erin Morris is the president of Erin Morris Architect, a design-focused firm based in Newport Beach, California. In today's episode, you'll discover: The two main things that helped Erin go from overwhelmed operator to empowered owner How to build a business around your life, not the other way around Ho ...…
 
On this episode of Midnight Charette Movie-Talk we review both Mary Poppins Returns (2018, starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda) and Mary Poppins (1964, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke) and discuss the differences between the two films. Enjoy! Midnight Charette Instagram MP Returns: Now an adult with three children, bank teller ...…
 
Why Total Design is worth considering and offers new possibilities in the Danish construction industry. This podcast is part of the DAC Master Classes and unfolds the biggest challenges, trends, and potentials in the building profession in Denmark right now. Louis Becker (HLA) and Nille Juul-Sørensen (Arup, Canada) have come to BLOX to present ...…
 
This week we are joined by Heather Flood, Chair of B. Arch and M.Arch at Woodbury University, Burbank to discuss her journey into architecture, teaching at SCI-Arc, her philosophies in architecture, the importance of failure in design, changes in freshman design students over the years, studio culture, social communities in Los Angeles, why LA ...…
 
The LA Rams are going all the way this Sunday, taking on the New England Patriots for Super Bowl 53. Fans held a send-off rally this past weekend at the construction site for the new Rams and Chargers stadium in Inglewood. So how’s that massive building project coming along?By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Frances Anderton).
 
Can home owners (who lack organizing superpowers) realistically be expected to manage the Tidying Up process? What does decluttering really look like in reality? How is the process different if you work with a professional organizer? In this episode of The Architecture Happy Hour Podcast, Architects and hosts Laura Davis and Holly Hall review t ...…
 
The LA Rams are going all the way this Sunday, taking on the New England Patriots for Super Bowl 53. Fans held a send-off rally this past weekend at the construction site for the new Rams and Chargers stadium in Inglewood. So how’s that massive building project coming along?By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Frances Anderton).
 
“We have to not take things as given, but rather tap into [our] own imaginaries, into [our] own yearnings, and longings, as an alternative world.” Today we discuss the potential of architecture as the work of the perennially unfinished project, as a site for transgression, as the other to utopia and fundamentalism. Nicole Huber is Associate Pro ...…
 
In May of 1990, law enforcement raided a warehouse in Douglas, AZ and a private home across the border in Agua Prieta, Mexico. Connecting the two buildings, they found a tunnel, more sophisticated than anything anyone had seen before. The tunnel in Douglas became a kind of prototype for many tunnels afterwards and a hallmark of the Sinaloa Cart ...…
 
In South LA’s Crenshaw District, a 1.3 mile public art project promises to honor a neighborhood’s history -- and stand against the threat of gentrification, as the train rolls in. As LA’s awards season gets underway so does its art season. The LA Times’ Deborah Vankin explains a packed calendar of art fairs and how they mesh with Tinseltown, as ...…
 
This week David and Marina have their usual weirdly-blended discussion of design and random stuff, covering the DNA results of Marina's mother, riding and eating donkeys in France, aggressive booty shorts, trying to be cool in junior high, childhood crushes, why design offices are not often creative or collaborative (thought they claim to be), ...…
 
We continue our discussion of the theoretical works of Robert Venturi with this episode on ‘Learning from Las Vegas — The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form’ — researched and written with Denise Scott-Brown and Steven Izenour, and published in 1972. The book, which examines the architecture of the Vegas strip, is the origin of the famous ...…
 
USModernist took 25 fans of the podcast to tour Phoenix, Arizona last November. Phoenix is the home of the Chimichanga, which Tucson disputes, but more importantly for us, the city is home to some really great Modernist architecture. We saw the Musical Instrument Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West, Paulo Soleri’s Cosanti and Arcosanti, ...…
 
On this week's episode of Archinect Sessions Ken, Donna, and I share our conversation with Rusty Long, an architect based in Cary, North Carolina. Rusty’s private practice focuses on sustainability and community engagement with a style that bridges modernism and the history of the the American South. Rusty’s day job, however, is a State Archite ...…
 
Although they won numerous awards and were doing good work, architect Rodney Robles realized something was missing in his firm. After ignoring the business aspect of his firm for the first 7 years, he immersed himself on how to run a great practice, which has made a great difference on his practice, his work, and his life. Rodney Robles is the ...…
 
California’s new governor Gavin Newsom wants to build a lot more housing in the state: as many as half a million new houses a year. But who’s going to build all that housing? A new report from a labor think tank says the state is short about 200,000 new construction workers to meet those goals.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Frances Anderton).
 
Santa Barbara, California, is a famously beautiful place, but if you look offshore from one of the city's many beaches, you'll see a series of artificial structures that stand out against the natural blue horizon. These oil platforms are at the center of a complicated debate going on right now within the environmental community about the relati ...…
 
The solution to Los Angeles traffic may be an unpopular one: charging people for using the roads in core districts at peak times. If Metro approves congestion pricing, it’d make Los Angeles the first city in the US to put a price tag on road use. Plus, Monocle is closing its New York bureau and opening one at Culver City’s hip shopping center P ...…
 
Today is an interview with Michelle Fenton, the founder of Khora Architecture based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. Michelle is a graduate of the Architecture Firm Freedom Formula program I run with Scott Beebe. In today's episode, you'll discover: The steps Michelle has taken to get a head start in starting her new architecture firm How Mi ...…
 
Ah, Cape Cod, the arm-shaped stretch of Massachusetts where Boston goes in the summer. The sun. The ocean. The traffic. The clam chowder. The summer theatre productions. And best of all, except for perhaps the clam chowder, the modern architecture by Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, and others. There are more than 100 modernist houses representin ...…
 
#312 John Michael Greer, an old friend of the podcast, blogs at his Ecosophia Website, and is the author of a score of books ranging from the social and political commentary of The Wealth of Nature and Not the Future We Ordered, to a large body of science fiction and fantasy.
 
On this episode of Midnight Charette Movie-Talk things get crazy during our review of Aquaman and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse! Both films are a visual treat, but one suffers from fishy dialogue. Womp Womp. Enjoy! Midnight Charette Instagram Bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway, Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mys ...…
 
“Isn’t this desire for objectivity a modernist sentiment?” - VP “Where does one enter, and where does one exit out of the modern?” - MJ In today's episode, we engage in a far-ranging and open-ended discussion on the question of the global with my longtime collaborator Mark Jarzombek. Circulating around the question of the larger agenda of the g ...…
 
On January 17, 1994, Angelenos were awoken at around 4:30 am by the earth shaking beneath us. The Northridge earthquake and its aftershocks killed 57 people, injured thousands, and toppled and damaged tens of thousands of buildings. Tomorrow marks 25 years since that major quake.What steps have we taken to secure our buildings for when the Big ...…
 
In the early 1950s, teenage students in Lake County, Indiana, got up from their desks, marched down the halls and lined up at stations. There, fingers were pricked, blood was tested and the teenagers were sent on to the library, where they waited to get a specialized tattoo. Each one was in the same place on the torso, just under the left arm, ...…
 
Planners are calling Minneapolis the most radical city in America, after a vote to allow duplexes and triplexes to be built on lots previously zoned for only single-family homes. What are the chances something like this could happen in LA? And a talk with Dezeen founder Marcus Fairs turns to the Brexit saga and how it’s affecting -- and implica ...…
 
This week David and Marina have a light conversation about adults who over celebrate their birthdays, baby showers, gift giving and Marie Kondo's new Netflix show (more specifically, the first couple in episode one--put that boob away!). Enjoy! Midnight Charette
 
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