Hearing Architecture, a podcast about architects, what they do, and why it's important. In this podcast, we'll be interviewing architects from around Australia who will tell us about the work they're doing to improve our cities and neighbourhoods.
Aged care design - Stephen Geason
In this mini-episode, you’re going to be hearing from Stephen Geason director of the Hobart-based firm, Cykel Architecture. Stephen has started to specialise in aged care living for people with dementia and is the fireside architect, or man-on-the-ground, for Tasmanian projects that need to achieve a high level of performance.
Aged care design - Y E Ng, James Thompson, Ana Nolasco
We don’t often think about it but where do you think you’ll live after you turn 70? Aged care design considers people's connection to their community, allows for physical limitations, and also helps express people's individual characters when their memories need a helping hand. In this episode of Hearing Architecture, we’re talking to Y E Ng, James Thompson, and Ana Nolasco about senior living design and how aged care impacts the buildings many of us will live in after our retirement.
Specifying and responsibility - Josephine Vaughan
In this mini-episode, you’re going to be hearing from Dr. Josephine Vaughan speaking with EmAGN committee member Kalyna Sparks. Jo is a lecturer at the University of Newcastle and teaches Construction Ecology and also researches building materials and their impact whether positive or negative on the natural environment and human health. Jo is also a specialist in the living building challenge certification system and the selection of building materials that have a positive impact on the environment.
Specifying and responsibility - Andrew Geeves, Clare Kennedy, David Schultis
Every new building is made up of lots of products that someone chose throughout the design process. Not only do these products need to perform well to protect us but where they came from and the way they were made also has a knock-on effect. In this episode of Hearing Architecture, we’re talking to Andrew Geeves, Clare Kennedy, and David Schultis about the importance of designing responsibly and how specifying even the simplest products can have a huge impact.
Leading with technology - Melanie Binks
In this mini-episode, you’re going to be hearing from Melanie Binks with EmAGN committee member Jess Beaver. Melanie is a registered architect who now works in the construction industry. She is currently the digital engineering manager as part of the Evolve Bayswater Alliance Team working on the Bayswater train station in Western Australia. Melanie shares her experience working in digital engineering and how her training in architecture brought her into the world of urban infrastructure.
Leading with technology - Glenda Caldwell, Roland Snooks, Todd Hislop
Technology is present in nearly every aspect of architectural practice, whether it be digital sketches, building information modeling, or even simply keeping timesheets. Along with the technology in architecture studios, the tools that builders and fabricators use are getting more advanced. In this episode of Hearing Architecture, we’re talking to Glenda Caldwell, Roland Snooks, and Todd Hislop about the technology pushing new methods of fabrication, design, and creative practice.
I never realised how much of an architect's work is almost that of a psychologist, trying to figure out what a person actually wants beneath the surface. Fascinating stuff.
As a current M.Arch student, I am finding these podcasts so unbelievably helpful. Hearing from industry professionals on a regular basis and their informed opinions about the profession is great.
My only suggestion would be to create episodes featuring recent graduates, some who have managed to obtain work and some who have not in order to give us something to work towards on a more immediate basis.
Thinking about the physical world around us
After having listened to 99% Invisible for many years, I was seeking out design related podcasts, I really wanted to hear some in-depth discussion from professional designers on how they work and what they do and how it affects everyday. This is an interesting glimpse into the world of architecture and how the world around us is built by the pros. Fascinating stuff!