A new podcast brought to you by the Architects' Journal. AJ sustainability editor Hattie Hartman and architect George Morgan talk to changemakers and innovators who are transforming architecture as we know it by designing in ways that respect planetary boundaries. In association with ACAN, the Architects Climate Action Network.
Sarah Wigglesworth: 'Sustainable architecture is fantastically creative'
S1 Ep5 Climate Champions hosted by Hattie Hartman. This episode centres on the retrofit of Stock Orchard Street, Wigglesworth's home and office completed in 2001. The Stock Orchard Street retrofit, completed in 2020, tackled maintenance and repair, a deep environmental upgrade and rethinking the house for ageing gracefully.
Haworth Tompkins' Diana Dina: 'We want to share ideas with other practices'
S1 Ep4 Climate Champions hosted by Hattie Hartman. Diana Dina, head of sustainability and regenerative design at Haworth Tompkins, shares her insights on how to be a changemaker in a large architecture practice.The episode also features a discussion with Lauren Shevills of ACAN on Foster + Partners and ZHA's controversial departure from Architects Declare.
Sofie Pelsmakers: 'Sustainable architecture is "architecture on steroids" – it needs to perform'
S1 Ep3 Climate Champions hosted by Hattie Hartman. Architect, author, educator and sustainability expert Sofie Pelsmakers shares insights on sustainable design from the Nordic region, and discusses the urgent need for top-down architecture curriculum reform.
Annalie Riches: 'We need more projects that show sustainable design isn't ugly'
S1 Ep2 Climate Champions hosted by Hattie Hartman. Mikhail Riches' Annalie Riches discusses the Stirling Prize-winning Goldsmith Street scheme, and the critical importance of learning from completed projects.Sponsored by the Green Building Store.
Maria Smith: 'It's depressing how much architects are the problem'
S1 Ep1 Climate Champions hosted by Hattie Hartman. Buro Happold's director of sustainability explains why she felt she had to leave architecture and retrain as an engineer.