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A podcast about architecture, buildings and cities, from the distant past to the present day. Plus detours into technology, film, fiction, comics, drawings, and the dimly imagined future.

With Luke Jones and George Gingell.

About Buildings + Cities Luke Jones & George Gingell Discuss Architecture, History and Culture

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A podcast about architecture, buildings and cities, from the distant past to the present day. Plus detours into technology, film, fiction, comics, drawings, and the dimly imagined future.

With Luke Jones and George Gingell.

    69 — Zaha Hadid — 4/4 — The Parametric Years

    69 — Zaha Hadid — 4/4 — The Parametric Years

    In this final episode on Zaha Hadid we discuss a small fraction of the huge number of projects that ZHA produced from the early noughties up to Zaha's untimely death in 2016. We attempt to reflect on Zaha's legacy as a designer, try to understand what concepts defined her design process, from Parametricism to pure sculptural form. There are so many projects from this period that we could have talked about, so we focus on discussing the most
    Projects discussed: Maxxi Museum in Rome, Ordrupgaard Museum Extension in Denmark, Phaeno Science Centre in Wolfsburg, the Kartal Masterplan proposed for Istanbul, Bergisel Ski Jump and the Nordpark railway stations in Innbruck, the London Aquatic Centre built for the 2012 Olympics, the Library at the University of Economics in Vienna, Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, the SOHO projects in Beijing and the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center in Saudi Arabia.
    Pictures of all these projects will be on our pinned instagram story titled 'Zaha 4'.
    The site recording at the London Aquatics Centre will be published in full on our Patreon, which you can access for just $3 a month.
    Edited by Matthew Lloyd Roberts.
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    • 1 tim. 39 min
    68 — Zaha Hadid — 3/4 — Vitra to Cardiff

    68 — Zaha Hadid — 3/4 — Vitra to Cardiff

    The third part of our ongoing series on Zaha Hadid! In this episode we discuss the early buildings of the practice, including IBA housing in Berlin, Vitra Fire Station, Spittelau Viaduct Housing, and the unbuilt competition winning design for the Cardiff Opera House. As always, make sure you check out our pinned instagram story to see pictures of all of the projects we discuss. Thanks for listening!
    Edited by Matthew Lloyd Roberts.
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    • 1 tim. 23 min
    Bonus Unlocked — 48.5 — OMA — Bigness

    Bonus Unlocked — 48.5 — OMA — Bigness

    UNLOCKED PATREON BONUS
    This unlocked bonus episode comes from our Patreon feed, where we post extra content and bonus discussions with every episode of the podcast. This bonus follows on from Episode 48, discussing the early projects of OMA and the theory of BIGNESS developed by Rem Koolhaas. If you want to access many hours of bonus material like this, you can subscribe to our Patreon for just $3 a month at www.patreon.com/about_buildings.
    Our series on Zaha Hadid will continue next week.
    Edited by Matthew Lloyd Roberts.
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    • 34 min
    67 — Zaha Hadid — 2/4 — The Peak

    67 — Zaha Hadid — 2/4 — The Peak

    In our second episode on Zaha Hadid, we're covering the rest of the 1980s, from the competition to design the Peak Leisure Centre in Hong Kong, to the Deconstructivism exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The episode also includes an interview with Andrew King, a principal at Lemay Architects in Canada, Professor at McGill University and winner of two AIA Progressive Architecture Awards. In the late 1980s Andrew worked in Zaha's office, and the interview gives a wonderful insight into Zaha's method and the close personal relationships she forged with people who worked for her. We want to warmly thank Andrew for his time and memories of Zaha, and also thank friend of the show Kai Woolner-Pratt for putting us in touch with him. If you want to listen to the full length interview, you can find it on our Patreon.
    Make sure you check out the Zaha Hadid pinned story on our instagram to see all the images for this episode.
    Edited by Matthew Lloyd Roberts.
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    66 — Zaha Hadid — 1/4 — AA Days

    66 — Zaha Hadid — 1/4 — AA Days

    In our first episode on Zaha Hadid, we dive into the spell-binding work of one of the most famous, controversial and interesting architects of her generation. We begin by imagining the unique atmosphere of the Architectural Association in the 1970s, where Zaha was a student, taught by Leon Krier, Rem Koolhaas and innumerable other architectural luminaries. We examine two of her student projects, Malevich's Tektonik and A Museum for the 19th Century, both heavily influenced by an interest in Russian revolutionary avant-garde art, from Suprematism to Constructivism. We then discuss one of her earliest competition entries, the residence for the Irish Taoiseach in 1979. In the next episode we will cover her competition entry for the Peak in Hong Kong and interview Professor Andrew King, who worked at her office in the late 1980s.
    The Rem Koolhaas lecture that Luke discusses in the episode can be found on the AA Lecture Archive.
    Go to Instagram, and have a look at our pinned story for Zaha, which will include all the images you could desire in the correct order with captions and explanations.
    Edited by Matthew Lloyd Roberts.
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    • 58 min
    65 — Andrei Tarkovsky — 3/3 — Nostalghia and The Sacrifice

    65 — Andrei Tarkovsky — 3/3 — Nostalghia and The Sacrifice

    In our final episode on Andrei Tarkovsky, we discuss the two films he directed after leaving the Soviet Union: Nostalghia (1983) and The Sacrifice (1986). Both films see a continued intensification of the directorial moves that Tarkovsky had been developing for his whole career: from heightened and ecstatic soundtracks to long and suspenseful shots; from close-ups of valuable objects in the mud to underdeveloped and over-emotional female characters. The films both draw heavily on the landscapes of Northern Italy and the island of Gotland in Sweden, which are rendered sublimely beautiful through Tarkovsky's unique blend of painterly compositions and disorientating surrealism. We hope you enjoyed this series on the films of Tarkovsky, next up we will be returning to architecture in the company of the inimitable Zaha Hadid!
    Edited by Matthew Lloyd Roberts.
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    • 1 tim. 15 min

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Joakim W G ,

Funny, insightful and very promising

I have listened to a dozen episodes and can seriously recommend this podcast, also to the people like me that don’t have a professional background in architecture but a general interest in art/culture/history. The core in this podcast is the presenters own curiosity in the subjects they are covering. I appreciate that they are not trying to present the usual formulaic narrative of modernism (for instance), giving each episode plenty of room for odd discoveries and contradictions. They seem to do serious research beforehand but luckily they are not trying to come across as humourless academics. On the contrary they are actually quite funny. / Swedish listener

Mcwarwick ,

All the best parts

Love this podcast! Recently found it while looking for things about architecture, but this is so much more. Really enjoy the history and depth of social importance they discuss in regards to our built environments.

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