Monocle 24: Section D
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||CleanOn Design 13: Who is Álvaro Siza?||We explore the life and career of Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza. During six decades of work Siza’s style has come to encompass the optimism of the post-Salazar years and speaks volumes about Portugal’s soft-power pull today.||20 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSection D Live||This week we bring you a very special edition of ‘Section D’ recorded live from Midori House in London’s Marylebone. Typographer and designer Erik Spiekermann, ‘Disegno’ founder and V&A curator Johanna Agerman Ross and architecture critic Peter||18 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn Design 12: To build or not to build?||Most architects influence their discipline by completing iconic projects but others, such as Superstudio, make their mark despite leaving no building behind. We meet the 1960s avant garde Italian collective that made architectural history working with uto||13 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAutumn’s design delights||We usher in Autumn with a global survey of what’s going on in the worlds of design and architecture.||11 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn Design 11: Why have architecture competitions?||Many of the world’s most important buildings are the result of architecture competitions. But those same events are often politically fraught – and critics say they’re a waste architects’ time and energy. So is the competition really the best mech||6 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAgainst the grain||Wood may be one of the oldest design materials but it’s still being used creative by designers and architects today. We find out how.||4 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn Design 10: What did the German architect say to the Turkish one?||This week our Istanbul bureau chief delves into the long-standing (if at times strained) relationship between Germany and Turkey. We see how some Turkish homes still bear the mark of visiting German guest workers and learn what this says about the two cou||29 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLondon Design Festival: The highlights||Britain may have opted to leave Europe this summer but there’s a global feel to the London Design Festival. We drop into a few choice exhibitions from the 400 or so events that unfolded here last week, speak to designer Marcel Wanders and find out why a||27 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn Design 9: How do you run a heritage brand?||This week Monocle’s Jamie Waters explains how Australian bootmaker RM Williams has evolved from its humble beginnings to influence the world of high fashion while keeping its feet firmly on the ground.||22 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOslo, Design City: Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016||As one of Europe’s fastest growing cities, Oslo is uniquely suited to hosting one of this year’s biggest architecture events. We speak to the curators and director behind Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 and get analysis from journalist James Taylor-F||20 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn Design 8: Who is Kengo Kuma?||This week Monocle’s Tokyo bureau chief Fiona Wilson takes us through the life and work of Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, who through his buildings and writings has reinterpreted traditional Japanese architecture for the 21st century. We explore the care||15 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOslo, Design City: Part 1||Today we bring you the first instalment in a two-part series on Oslo. Monocle’s Henry Rees-Sheridan talks to some of the city’s brightest design minds to learn more about where it’s come from and where it’s heading.||13 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn Design 7: What happened to Buffalo, New York?||In today’s episode we turn our attention to the city of Buffalo, New York. Once a powerhouse of trade and commerce, Buffalo’s architectural importance well outweighs its renown. Monocle’s Josh Fehnert takes us on a tour of the rust-belt city that’||8 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSubject: Objet||On today’s show we talk to some of the most exciting designers at interior-design trade fair Maison & Objet, which ran from 2 to 6 September in Paris.||6 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn Design 6: Understanding Rio’s designer roadsides||Over a few minutes each week we profile a person, survey a place or unpick an idea that’s changing or shaping the design industry today. This year’s Rio Olympic Games brought rightful attention to the inimitable charms of Carioca culture but looking d||1 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
It could be great. The content and subjects discussed are relevant, current and interesting. it is such a good idea and there is a real diversity of content on this and the other Monocle podcasts. However the interview technique and tweeness of Tom Morris and Aled John is irritating. Continually closed questions and the presentation is a bit precious. Otherwise, great.