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Your life is the biggest design project you will ever undertake!

In his Design Your Life podcast series, Vince Frost discusses how design principles can be applied to everyday life with a group of leading creative guests.

Listen in as designers, journalists, CEOs and founders reveal the key turning points in their lives and talk about the role design has played in shaping the success of their brands and careers. designyourlife.com.au

Vince Frost is the CEO and Executive Creative Director of Frost*collective, a strategic creative group dedicated to designing a better world through human-centered design. Its goal is to design experiences that enrich lives by combining specialist skills to tackle complex challenges and drive superior results.

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Your life is the biggest design project you will ever undertake!

In his Design Your Life podcast series, Vince Frost discusses how design principles can be applied to everyday life with a group of leading creative guests.

Listen in as designers, journalists, CEOs and founders reveal the key turning points in their lives and talk about the role design has played in shaping the success of their brands and careers. designyourlife.com.au

Vince Frost is the CEO and Executive Creative Director of Frost*collective, a strategic creative group dedicated to designing a better world through human-centered design. Its goal is to design experiences that enrich lives by combining specialist skills to tackle complex challenges and drive superior results.

    Designing The Experience of Space with Kelvin Ho

    Designing The Experience of Space with Kelvin Ho

    As we continue in our Architecture Series, this week Vince catches up with Kelvin Ho, the Founding Director of Akin Atelier.

    Working at the intersection of architecture, art, interior design & branding, Ho and Akin Atelier have created thought-provoking spaces for the likes of Merivale, QANTAS, Google, Dion Lee, Saturdays NYC, AGNSW, Camilla and Marc, bassike and The Australian Ballet.

    In his conversation with Vince, he reveals how skate culture has inspired his aesthetic and why designing an emotional experience for the people who work, visit, dine, shop, dance and live in the spaces he creates matters in a way that it never has before.

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    Designing Architectural Works of Art with Neil Durbach

    Designing Architectural Works of Art with Neil Durbach

    In the sixth episode of our Design Your Life Architecture Series - From Lego to Skyscrapers, Vince chats to renowned architect and long-time friend Neil Durbach, Director of Durbach Block Jaggers. 

    Neil has designed some of Australia’s most unique and beautiful spaces, from Judith Neilson’s mysterious performance venue, Phoenix Central Park, to the famous Droga Apartment.  

    He debates with Vince about whether simplicity makes good design, how growing up in South Africa during the Apartheid era influenced his career, and why sketching and collaboration builds a more creative world. 

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    Designing the Best House in The World with William Smart

    Designing the Best House in The World with William Smart

    In the fifth episode of our Design Your Life Architecture Series - From Lego to Skyscrapers, we speak to the founder of Smart Design Studio - William Smart. 

    William is behind some of the most iconic public and private buildings in Australia, from Chippendale’s Central Park precinct to Judith Neilson’s award-winning home, Indigo Slam.

    At each pivotal moment of William's life and career, we discuss the creative influences that shaped his distinct voice in design: from his country up-bringing to a gentle nudge from a university professor, to the culture and nightlife of European living and his unwavering love of mid-century cars.

    And how a knock on his door from Judith Neilson opened the creative opportunity of a lifetime.

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    Designing Buildings for A Better Future with Hannah Tribe

    Designing Buildings for A Better Future with Hannah Tribe

    Welcome to the fourth episode of our Design Your Life Architecture series - From Lego to Skyscrapers featuring Tribe Studio Architects Principal, Hannah Tribe.

     

    In this episode Hannah recalls her early years in a creative household and how her father’s architectural career had an influence in her pursuing architectural sketch design at university leading to her first job at renowned Australian practice Durbach Block Jaggers, before starting her own practice a year later. From the first job renovating a friend’s house Hannah talks about the growth of her business from its formation in 2003. Tribe Studio Architects believes every building and design - regardless of scale - should make a public contribution to the urban fabric and enhance the community, whilst also contributing to our collective sustainable future. 

     

    Vince and Hannah go on to discuss the climate crisis, the danger of some new technologies and tactics that Hannah’s studio utilises to reduce damage to the planet. The pair also dissect the negative building trends which are developing post Covid as well as the current property crisis and how it is affecting younger generations.  

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    Designing The Cities of Tomorrow with Zaha Hadid Architects Director, Gianluca Racana

    Designing The Cities of Tomorrow with Zaha Hadid Architects Director, Gianluca Racana

    Welcome to the third episode of our Design Your Life Architecture series - From Lego to Skyscrapers featuring Zaha Hadid Architects Director, Gianluca Racana.  

    This series is dedicated to exploring the lives of architects, when did they first discover their love for it, what makes them tick and how they handle the responsibility that comes with designing the places, cities and buildings that will stand for generations to come. 

    In this episode Gianluca delves into his early life in Rome and what brought him to London where he completed his postgraduate studies at the Architectural Association, obtaining his Master’s degree in Architecture and Urbanism.  

    Gianluca goes on to discuss how his career began with Zaha Hadid Architects in the year 2000 and the significance of their first major project and one of Rome’s most talked about contemporary buildings, the MAXXI - National Museum of 21st Century Art and Architecture.  

    The boldly imaginative and controversial building sat in heavy contrast to its traditional surroundings in the Flaminio neighbourhood of Rome. Despite initial scepticism the site has become a cultural hub and went on to win the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize. 

    Gianluca shares many of his learnings from being a part of such a ground breaking and significant project. 

    Vince and Gianluca go on to discuss the importance of not following trends when designing public buildings, but to design for the users and their habits in and around the site along with the need for ample natural light and public areas for communication and connection. 

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    Designing Sydney's Landmarks of The Future with 3XN Partner Fred Holt

    Designing Sydney's Landmarks of The Future with 3XN Partner Fred Holt

    Welcome to the second episode of the Design Your Life Architecture series - From Lego to Skyscrapers featuring 3XN partner Fred Holt.

    This series is dedicated to exploring the lives of architects, when did they first discover their love for it, what makes them tick, how do they handle the responsibility that comes with designing places, cities and buildings that will stand for generations to come.

    In this second episode Vince and Fred discuss how despite all the issues COVID-19 has brought it has also helped positively push the discussion on how buildings should be designed. Smart buildings are now a priority allowing for increased airflow and enable occupants to be more dispersed when moving through them.

    Fred touches on many aspects of his life from his childhood, growing up in a 60-acre Californian ranch roaming around on his bike and building forts of hay to starting his career as an architect in a San Francisco practice and attending Harvard graduate school of design all before moving to Denmark’s 3XN in 2010.  

    The pair go on to discuss their thoughts and roles in the large Sydney Quay Quarter development project, why being an architect is all about creating moments and human experiences that you wouldn’t find anywhere else, how the innovation department GXN is increasingly involved in all the work they do and how Fred balances the demanding hours of the work week with his weekends making killer danish rye bread. 

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Christian Eager ,

F****** great!

These are great! Vince’s relaxed, conversational interview style and passion for all things creative result in a insightful set of interviews with people from a variety of creative backgrounds. Get listening!!!

Hon-Lam ,

By creatives for creatives

Genuine pleasure listening to these insightful and passionate conversations. They touched on life-long, industry issues along with very current subjects. Warm commentary from a broad spectrum of design heroes, advertising greats and creative industry figures. If you love all things creative, you’ll love this!

Box8919 ,

Vince Frost is my hero

Great insight while I commute. Thank you

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