48 episodes

We are interested in what it takes to make thoughtful work in architecture today.
In this podcast we speak with practitioners, planners, developers and others who visit our school about their motivations and methodologies.

Register - Architecture & Landscape Architecture & Landscape Kingston University London

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    • 4.8 • 56 Ratings

We are interested in what it takes to make thoughtful work in architecture today.
In this podcast we speak with practitioners, planners, developers and others who visit our school about their motivations and methodologies.

    REGISTER - KERSTEN GEERS (OFFICE KGDVS)

    REGISTER - KERSTEN GEERS (OFFICE KGDVS)

    In this conversation Andrew Clancy speaks with the Belgian architect Kersten Geers.

    Kersten was educated at the University of Ghent and in ETSA Madrid, before setting up his practice (Office KGDVS) with his friend David Van Severen in 2002. This practice has from the start had a very clear position, with each project presenting itself as a typological study in a way - refined to an essential reading. Building its innovations from a close reading of history particular attention is paid to plan and form to allow each project possess a singular character. This work is intertwined with teaching and research as an essential part of the practice - which includes making publications on numerous architects from the point of view of the practice - including James Stirling, Aldo and Hanna Van Eyck, and Giancarlo di Carlo.

    Kersten is full Professor at the Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio, and both he and David are visiting Professors at Harvard GSD.

    https://officekgdvs.com

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    Credits:
    Register is the Research Group in the Department of Architecture & Landscape at the Kingston School of Art, Kingston University London www.kingstonarchitecture.london

    Head of Department: Heba ElSharkawy
    Producer: Laura Evans / Andrew Clancy
    Interviewer: Andrew Clancy
    Editor: Andrew Clancy
    Music: Poddington Bear - Rainbow Architecture

    • 53 min
    REGISTER - ANNA MINTON

    REGISTER - ANNA MINTON

    In this episode Andrew Clancy speaks with Dr Anna Minton.

    Anna investigates and writes about the politics shaping our cities. In particular she tracks how certain forms of global capital are increasingly informing more and more of what makes their fabric. Streets, squares and housing are now frequently being shaped by pressures that have little consideration of the needs of the vast majority of their citizens. Her two books 'Ground Control' and 'Big Capital' are essential reading (click on the link to her website below to buy copies). She lucidly makes visible the impact of policies, regulation and disinterest on the populations of cities, and calls for an engagement with politics to seek a reaffirmation of the states role in building social housing, among other measures, as a vital part of the social contract.

    Her new book, forthcoming in 2026 will take an even more ambitious frame - encompassing cities across the world.

    https://www.annaminton.com

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    Credits:
    Register is the Research Group in the Department of Architecture & Landscape at the Kingston School of Art, Kingston University London www.kingstonarchitecture.london

    Head of Department: Heba ElSharkawy
    Producer: Laura Evans / Andrew Clancy
    Interviewer: Andrew Clancy
    Editor: Andrew Clancy
    Music: Poddington Bear - Rainbow Architecture

    • 1 hr 3 min
    REGISTER - JO TAILLIEU

    REGISTER - JO TAILLIEU

    In this episode Andrew Clancy speaks with the Belgian architect Jo Taillieu. Jo is Professor of Architecture in EPFL Lausanne, and runs his practice, Jo Taillieu Architecten, from his home town of Ghent.

    He established this practice in 2004, and between 2009 and 2019 worked in partnership with Jan deVylder and Inge Vynck. In all his work, in collaboration or sole practice, Jo brings an open and curious sensibility, based on a close reading of each site and its potentials.
    This attitude allows him to see ordinary things anew, and to propose lyrical and playful works which are expressive of their conceptual and physical assembly. This is not collage, but a synthesis in which each component is vividly present, and time is expressly held in its articulation of how things have been made, adjusted or kept.

    https://jotaillieu.com

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    Credits:
    Register is the Research Group in the Department of Architecture & Landscape at the Kingston School of Art, Kingston University London www.kingstonarchitecture.london

    Head of Department: Heba ElSharkawy
    Producer: Laura Evans / Andrew Clancy
    Interviewer: Andrew Clancy
    Editor: Andrew Clancy
    Music: Poddington Bear - Rainbow Architecture

    • 57 min
    REGISTER - MARILYNE ANDERSEN

    REGISTER - MARILYNE ANDERSEN

    In this episode Andrew Clancy talks with Professor Marilyne Andersen.

    Marilyne is a physicst by training, but her first love was architecture. Her research has allowed her to develop a particular expertise in daylight, which has allowed her to work in a very architectural way in her various laboratories. She explores the effect of the built environment on daylight, and on how this impacts on human behaviours, mood and well being.

    In this conversation we range widely, exploring her early work, and how she came to set up the Daylight Lab in MIT, and then the LIPID lab in EPFL. We also hear about her time as Dean at EPFL, and the work and strategies she deployed in managing a vast faculty.

    https://people.epfl.ch/marilyne.andersen?lang=en

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    Credits:
    Register is the Research Group in the Department of Architecture & Landscape at the Kingston School of Art, Kingston University London kingstonarchitecture.london

    Head of Department: Heba ElSharkawy
    Producer: Laura Evans / Andrew Clancy
    Interviewer: Andrew Clancy
    Editor: Andrew Clancy
    Music: Poddington Bear - Rainbow Architecture

    • 55 min
    REGISTER - HERMANSSON HILLER LUNDBERG

    REGISTER - HERMANSSON HILLER LUNDBERG

    In this episode Andrew interviews Andreas and Samuel from Stockholm based Hermansson Hiller Lundberg Architects.

    Their practice is concerned with the capacity for contemporary construction for expression - and they explore structure and a close reading of context to make characterful and beautifully considered work at a wide variety of scales.
    The work speaks eloquently of our time, and draws on deep traditions in architecture - seeking expressive qualities in contemporary construction techniques. Here they speak about how they balance this careful ‘present tense’ aspect of their work, against the necessary vagaries of construction today.

    https://www.hhl.se

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    Credits:
    Register is the Research Group in the Department of Architecture & Landscape at the Kingston School of Art, Kingston University London kingstonarchitecture.london

    Head of Department: Mary Johnson
    Producer: Laura Evans / Andrew Clancy
    Interviewer: Andrew Clancy
    Editor: Andrew Clancy
    Music: Poddington Bear - Rainbow Architecture

    • 1 hr 15 min
    REGISTER - MILINDA PATHIRAJA

    REGISTER - MILINDA PATHIRAJA

    In this episode Simon Henley interviews Milinda Pathiraja.

    Milinda's is a director and co-founder of Robust Architecture Workshop, a practice based in Sri Lanka, and concerned with developing new means for architecture to operate there. The term 'Robust' is key, its meaning to Milinda representing architectures ability to develop a resilience by a clear sighted engagement with the world - eschewing the brittleness that comes from autonomous conversations, and making its languages from a bottom up approach, one with tolerance at its heart. Here tolerance is a calling to an architecture which is sited in the specifics of the architects context, and the needs of the project - encompassing material behaviours but also much more, including the lives and futures of those engaged with its making.

    https://www.facebook.com/robustarchitectureworkshop/

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    Credits:
    Register is the Research Group in the Department of Architecture & Landscape at the Kingston School of Art, Kingston University London kingstonarchitecture.london

    Head of Department: Mary Johnson
    Producer: Laura Evans / Andrew Clancy
    Interviewer: Simon Henley
    Editor: Andrew Clancy
    Music: Poddington Bear - Rainbow Architecture

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

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Great interviews

So interesting, inspiring and enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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Register

Almost like being in a school of architecture. Engaging and insightful discussions with architects, and others, about their design practices and preoccupations. Very highly recommended.

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Register

Fascinating discussions with a wide range of thoughtful and talented architects and associated professionals.
The podcast is a perfect forum for these discussions as it leaves images aside and focuses on other aspects of architecture.
If requests were possible, I’d love to hear Niall McLoughlin, also 6a would be brilliant. Mikhail Riches would be really good. O’Donnell & Tuomey - goes without saying. Caruso StJohn ..... etc.
Thanks for organising and publicising these talks, really appreciate it.
(Oh, Peter Barber, as well)

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