Thu, 25 August 2016
This week's show is dedicated to Louisville, and we're delighted to share the mic with longtime Archinect favorite Steven Ward. Steven is an architect and partner at Studio Kremer Architects, teacher and architecture critic/cheerleader for the local independent paper LEO Weekly. We discuss his recent writings, in particular his survey of the recently completed Speed Art Museum, and the differences between local architecture criticism vs national criticism. We also find our what's going on with OMA's Food Port project.
Direct download: Archinect-Sessions-78.mp3
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Thu, 18 August 2016
The term "zoning" recently celebrated its 100-year anniversary in the U.S.'s city planning parlance, and many of our News postings recently have had to do with its fraught, wonky legacy. From racial segregation to housing discrimination to Pokémon Go trespassers, we dip into the debate around zoning, with special guest Mitch McEwen.
Direct download: Archinect-Sessions-77.mp3
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Thu, 11 August 2016
Peter Zumthor released new renderings for his LACMA redesign last week, and boy are people not impressed! We talk about the "undercooked" look of Zumthor's snaking concrete inkblot plan for the museum, and experiment with a new segment devoted to ranting. You've been warned.
Direct download: Archinect-Sessions-76.mp3
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Thu, 4 August 2016
The last few weeks have been a bit of a downer—we had a big ol' roundtable on how Brexit is changing architecture practice and education, the Democratic and Republican National Conventions raged, and Rio is coping (somewhat) with its Olympic stress. Now, we're in need of some lighter fare. We wanted to take a moment in the summer heat to check-in with what Donna and Ken have been up to, and pass on some of our own recommendations for what to read and listen to this summer.
Also featuring: Ken dishing about Guy Fieri and vegan butchers, Donna giving us the latest on her husband's giant installation in Rancho Cucamonga, and "a really fun text book".
Archinect's theme for August is Games – check out our open call.
The Olympics begin tomorrow! Get caught up with what's been happening in Rio
At home in a changing climate: strategies for adapating to sea level rise
Revok, the artist who painted Brian's "Native" palm tree installation.
Melania Trump's website disappears after architecture degree claim is debunked
Phoenix May become a Lot More Green (more info here from Donna)
UK architecture students seeking mental health care is on the rise, according to Architects' Journal survey (more info here from Ken)
New Sandy Hook elementary really looks like a church
What we're reading:
What we're listening to: listen on our YouTube playlist.
Direct download: Archinect-Sessions-75.mp3
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