About Architecture Academy
Architecture Academy is a podcast about architecture and the built environment that focuses on the ideas that inspire and influence some of the most interesting and influential thinkers, designers, artists, teachers and architects working today.
What is the potential of hydrogen energy in architecture? How can we store energy? Can concrete rival timber as a sustainable building material? These questions answered and many more when we ask international sustainability expert Chris Twinn from Twinn Sustainability Innovation about sustainability in the latest Architecture Academy Podcast. https://twinnsustainabilityinnovation.com/ https://www.patreon.com/architectureacademy
In this episode we talk to Neal Shasore, the head of school at The London School of Architecture about some of the ideas that are helping to shape the school such as inclusion, decoloniality and adaptability. We talk about origins of the school, but also the future of the architecture school including its upcoming Part 0 and Part 4 architectural courses, collaborations with architectural practice and with local authorities. We talk about what it means to work in architecture now and what it might mean to work in architecture in the future. Please see link to our patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/architectureacademy
What is meanwhile use architecture? In this episode I talk to two members of the co-operative Transition By Design, Katie Reilly and Lucy Warin about what they do and about some of the projects they’ve been working on. The practice are certainly doing things a bit differently and are asking important questions about what we should be doing with vacant land and underused spaces.
What is the history of going to the seaside, holiday camps or any sort of holiday? Going on holiday is a relatively new concept. Having paid time off work is a new concept. We talk about these ideas with Victorian architecture acting as a backdrop to these big shifts in thinking about leisure time, the home and the world beyond the UK.
In this episode we talk to acclaimed interior designer Ilse Crawford about her research into the sensual home and our everyday relationship with the senses in our homes, we talk about the relationship between architects and interior designers, we discuss her human led approach to design, we touch on the history of the home and the American Dream and much more. Check out the website www.architecture-academy.com to find out more about what's happening at Architecture Academy.
In this episode we talk to the architect Clare Nash about how British housing can rediscover its soul. We talk about prefabrication, communities, passivhaus, regional and vernacular architecture, grand designs, co-housing, self build and lots more. To enter the prize draw to win a signed copy of Clare Nash's book Contemporary Vernacular Design: How British housing can rediscover its soul. Email email@example.com with the heading 'Competition' in the heading. Or you can message us 'Competition' on twitter or instagram. Also, please support us on Patreon for a second series: https://www.patreon.com/architectureacademy
In this episode we talk to acclaimed architects Kate Macintosh and Peter Barber about housing. In the UK, a whole generation have been priced out of owning or renting high quality homes to live in. This is especially the case in large cities, with London being the most extreme case. In this episode we try to understand why and how this has happened and explore what architects and non-architects can do about it.
In this episode I talk to the artist Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg about if the world is getting better, if people are getting better, if technology is making the world better and what the word 'better' means. We go on to talk about the relationship between science fiction and reality, synthetic biology and some of the exciting collaborative projects she's been working on including 'Resurrecting The Sublime' which explores bringing back the smell of extinct flowers. www.architecture-academy.com
This episode explores the amazing world of iconic architecture with architecture and design writer, broadcaster and journalist Tom Dyckhoff. The interview draws from the ideas in his book The Age of Spectacle - The Rise and Fall of Iconic Architecture. We discuss the 1980's architecture style wars between modernists such as Richard Rogers and Norman Foster with traditionalists such as Prince Charles. We talk about Thomas Heatherwick's Vessel at New York's Hudson Yards, the privatisation of public spaces, the Bilbao effect, why architects are not so famous and lots more.
This episode tackles the big issue of happiness in urban design and architecture, in a discussion with award winning writer and urbanist Charles Montgomery. We talk about what makes people happy in relation to the places we live and what makes us unhappy in our environment. We look at the research and discuss some of the projects Charles Montgomery and his consultancy firm Happy City are doing around the world.
In this episode I’ll be talking to Sir Roger Scruton about beauty, what it is, where it comes from and what it means. We’ll be talking about beauty in relation to art, religion, biology, philosophy, music and of course architecture. We talk about architectural styles, kitsch and pastiche architecture, taste, fashion and we even get a chance to talk about the Building Better, Building Beautiful commission. VIDEO I thought this interview was very visual so I made a video version of it with images. Check it out on youtube here: https://youtu.be/4gUhKC8xPi8 SUPPORT You can support the podcast through our Patreon page, there are some amazing benefits with access to bonus material, limited edition merch etc. Check out our page here: https://www.patreon.com/architectureacademy
In this episode we'll be focusing on the topic of sustainability in architecture. We'll be talking to Bill Dunster of Zed Factory about zero carbon design, the UK housing crisis, prefabrication, nuclear power and the future of cities as the world responds to climate change. SUPPORT You can support the podcast through our Patreon page, there are some amazing benefits with access to bonus material, limited edition merch etc. Check out our page here: https://www.patreon.com/architectureacademy
In this episode I’ll be talking to architect Richard Rogers about a wide range of topics including compact cities, a fair society, collaboration and public spaces. Many of these topics he talks about in his new book A Place For All People. For more information go to our website: www.architecture-academy.com
In this episode I’ll be talking to Professor Jeremy Till about a wide range of topics in the world of architecture from architectural education to ethics, designing for instagramability, Brexit, gender pay gaps and the future of the profession. For more information go to our website: www.architecture-academy.com
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