DESIGN IN THE NEWS, WEEK MARCH 3, 2014
This week, Jeff and Neil talk the newest attack on LEED from front group Environmental Policy Alliance, asking if Chipotle’s is as sustainable as it says, treat Kevin Spacey like a female celebrity, how to use architecture to heal as well as a conversation with Laura Mark about BBC photoshopping women out of building history. Neil recaps his experience at Sodexo's Better Tomorrow Summit in Orlando, FL. And the co-hosts dream of the LA's Arch & Design Film Festival plus much, much more.
DESIGN IN THE NEWS, WEEK of Feb 24, 2014
This week, Neil and Jeff talk with Shaunacy Ferro about her article on fastcodesign.com about LA's DIY Urban Design Kit as well as explore how abortion clinics are designed, the launch of the next round of the federal TIGER grants for transit infrastructure, the call for green infrastructure in New Jersey, the Dictator's Guide to Urban Design and a new kind of design school called Confluence in France. Get all your design news in one sitting.
Episode #005: Joshua Bolchover
Neil and Jeff talk with Joshua Bolchover, one half of the award winning firm Rural Urban Framework (RUF) based in Hong Kong. They discuss his work with Chinese communities and how the projects are using the power of design to have transformative impacts. When China is largely known for the starchitecture in its biggest cities, Bolchover is proving other routes are available to create amazing work that serve the people using the design.
DESIGN IN THE NEWS, WEEK of Feb 17, 2014
This week, we discuss the heated debate about women in architecture with critical articles from Architectural Review and ArchDaily tackling gender imbalance in the profession. Also, What’s the full value of Architecture? We investigate this by looking at Frank Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial debacle and his new Biomuseo in Panama along side the loud the AIA Thomas Jefferson Awards & proclamation by G. Manaugh that Gehry is the world’s worst living architect. Plus, much, much more.
DESIGN IN THE NEWS, WEEK of Feb 10, 2014
This week on Design in the News, we talk the Olympic Games, look at the architecture of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and explore the process to build an entire resort for the games. Is the process to host the games too top-down? Do tight timelines and massive budgets overly affect surrounding communities? These are the questions and more we discuss on this addition of #DitN.
Episode #004: Steven Scyphers, PhD.
This episode, Neil and Jeff talk with Steven Scyphers, interdisciplinary sustainability scientist, National Science Foundation SEES Fellow, coastal ecologist and environmental sociologist. They talk oysters, beaches, tourism and the future of coastlines. Can we survive the sea change of climate change? This episode helps you decide for yourself.
Special Design in the News, Week of Feb 3, 2014
This week's #DitN focuses solely on the architecture, cities and design of Philip Seymour Hoffman's movie career. Through a whirlwind of films, scenes and meanings, Neil and Jeff explore the beauty, complexity and amazement of how buildings, interiors and set design played both a supportive and leading role that reflected the actor's path in cinema as well. Listen to the full episode here.
DESIGN IN THE NEWS, WEEK of JAN 27, 2014
Design in the News is red hot. We talk #MOMAconvo v/s #FolkMoma & the debate that's lit up twitter as well as examples of how old architecture can blend with new buildings along with asking Should Architecture be Marketing or is that sending the wrong message? Plus a call for green infrastructure in the UK, the new reports from RebuildByDesign and Neil's Part 2 interview with Bettery Magazine.
Episode #003: Laura Mark
The Architects' Journal releases its 3rd annual survey of women architects. It reveals widespread discrimination and unequal pay in the profession. Two-thirds of respondents say they have suffered sexual discrimination during their career in architecture along with pressured to choose between family or job. Hosts talk with Laura Mark, reporter for the Architects' Journal about these topics plus many others. Listen to the full interview here.
DESIGN IN THE NEWS, WEEK of JAN 20, 2014
This week's Design in the News highlight the greenest parliament in the world, Dubai's sustainable vision for 2020, surge of tall buildings in 2013, London's solar bridge, International Archive of Women in Architecture, present & future trouble for architecture firms, Starbucks toilet lattes in Hong Kong, call for community engagement with NYC’s construction projects, China's EV vending machine, green infrastructure as economic engine and Neil’s Huffington Post article on infrastructure.
DESIGN IN THE NEWS, WEEK of JAN 13, 2014
This week on Design in the News, Kenya's & Germany's Big Dreams for renewable energy, large carnivores as key to ecological success, sexism in architecture, James Howard Kunstler's perspective on New Jersey, Most Expensive Cities in the World and how architects made the movie Her more realistic (and scary as hell, in Neil's opinion). Listen to Design in the News Now!
Episode #002: Byron Stigge
This episode has Byron Stigge, founder of Level Agency for Infrastructure, discussing with co-hosts Neil Chambers and Jefferson Olmert the mechanics of designing cities from scratch, international need for infrastructure and resiliency in the age of climate change.
DESIGN IN THE NEWS, WEEK of JAN 6, 2014
This week on Design in the News, Neil and Jefferson talk about the MOMA’s decision to demo the American Folk Art Museum, the new Chinese Hotel in the Hole, the Architect’s Journals shortlist for the 2014 Woman Architect of the Year, the high-speed rail pitfalls in politics and how getting a degree in architecture may just lead to unemployment. Listen to the show in its entirety here.
Episode #001: Mike Lydon
For the inaugural show of OCD:Designcast, co-hosts Neil Chambers and Jefferson Olmert talk with Mike Lydon of Street Plans Collaborative about his work with designing transportation systems, bike networks and using Tactical Urbanism as a way to re-envision the future of urban places. Listen to the full conversation here.
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