Archinect Sessions One-to-One is a weekly show, released every Monday, featuring interview with architects, designers and individuals making a mark within the built environment.
50 – A psychic predicts who'll win the 2017 Pritzker (Season Finale)
Tired of all those repetitive Pritzker-prediction lists? Always those same, predictable bigly names, and when was the last time they actually got it right? It's time to cut through all the crap and go straight to the source to get the info — the ones who operate at a higher level than any listicle or explainer-piece could. So we asked a psychic.
After a quest to find a future-seer who would let me record the reading, I (Amelia) ventured deep into the depths of Los Angeles' Echo Park neighborhood and sat for 15 minutes with a psychic named Mary. She gave me the following tarot reading, responding to two questions: What are going to be the major concerns for architecture in 2017, and who’s going to win the Pritzker? Find out the answers in this season finale of One-to-One.
After this, One-to-One will be going on indefinite hiatus for 2017. In the meantime, we'd love to hear your feedback on the show — things you liked, disliked, ways to improve, and people you'd like us to interview. Send any One-to-One thoughts to us via email@example.com or through Twitter, @archsessions. Here's to 2017, and thanks for listening!
49 – Yvonne Farrell, director of Grafton Architects – winner of the RIBA International Prize
Shortly after Grafton Architects won RIBA's inaugural International Prize for their UTEC campus in Lima, Peru, I spoke with the firm's director, Yvonne Farrell, to get the backstory to the project and discuss how the award might affect the firm in the long run. As an academic building, UTEC joins a rich collection of other institutional projects by the Dublin-based Grafton.
48 – 'Next Up: The LA River' — The Second Half
Missed out on Next Up: The LA River, Archinect Sessions' podcasting event? Now you can listen to the whole thing, released in two parts on One-to-One. Last week, we released the first half of the interviews, and this week we've got the rest.
This week's playlist of live recordings features interviews with:
Lou Pesce (designer with Metabolic Studio)
Julia Meltzer (director and founder of Clockshop, a non-profit arts organization) and Elizabeth Timme (co-director of LA-Más)
Renee Dake Wilson (partner at Dake Wilson Architects and VP of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission) and Alexander Robinson (assistant professor of architecture at USC and principal at Office of Outdoor Research)
Mia Lehrer (founder and president at Mia Lehrer + Associates)
47 – 'Next Up: The LA River' — The First Half
Missed out on Next Up: The LA River, Archinect Sessions' live podcasting event? Now you can listen to the first half all at once, on One-to-One. Next week we'll release the full second-half.
This playlist of live recordings features interviews with:
Frances Anderton (host, KCRW’s DnA) and Christopher Hawthorne (architecture critic, Los Angeles Times) Steven Appleton (co-founder, LA River Kayak Safari) and Catherine Gudis (co-founder, Play the L.A. River game) Marissa Christiansen (Executive Director (formerly Senior Policy Director), Friends of the Los Angeles River) Deborah Weintraub (Chief Deputy City Engineer, LA Bureau of Engineering) About Next Up: The LA River
When Frank Gehry's office was first attached to the L.A. River's master plan and redevelopment, the river began attracting fresh attention over a project that had already been evolving for decades. This October, in an attempt to do justice to the river's complexity and history (and the accompanying urbanist discourse), Archinect hosted 'Next Up: The LA River'—a live podcasting interview series with an array of architects, planners, artists, and journalists with varying perspectives on the subject.
We're now eager to share those conversations with everyone as eight Mini-Sessions, released as part of our Archinect Sessions podcast. Amelia Taylor-Hochberg, Paul Petrunia and Nicholas Korody moderated the conversations, which took place at the Los Angeles Architecture + Design Museum on October 29, 2016. While we reached out to them, unfortunately no representatives from Gehry's office were able to take part.
46 – David Delgado and Daniel Goods, visual strategists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Through their work as visual strategists for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, David Delgado and Daniel Goods inspire scientists and make science inspiring. Under 'The Studio' at JPL, David and Dan help engineers and scientists sort through their own design problems using creative methodologies, while also framing JPL's research for a general audience—making things like travel posters for exoplanets and helping realize a giant listening station for orbiting satellites.
David and Dan sat down with me to discuss their role in the JPL ecosystem, and the invaluable role their architect- and designer-collaborators play in imagining the future. David starts off the conversation by describing their 'Metamorphosis' project: visualizing the surface of a comet through sculpture, for the Rosetta Mission.
Update 11/15/16: To clarify, the "Jason" Dan refers to ~2:08 is Jason Klimoski, of the architecture firm StudioKCA, whom NASA JPL asked to design the installation 'Metamorphosis'. David and Dan are not themselves designers/architects, but work with those professionals as their clients to realize JPL/NASA's objectives.
45 – 'Never Built New York' authors Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell
Never Built New York, by curators and authors Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell, is an astounding collection of architectural projects that never made it into being. The book features projects from the last two centuries, sited all throughout the five boroughs, that range from the monumental to the mortifying. Alongside infamous projects like Buckminster Fuller’s dome over Manhattan and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Key Plan for Ellis Island, visions for an alternate New York-urbanism abound: aborted reflections of their time, place and politics.
The book continues in the tradition of Goldin and Lubell's 2013 exhibition, "Never Built Los Angeles", including focused research on each project alongside gorgeous drawings and visualizations. I spoke with the authors about their curatorial approach to the book, and the projects that they were most excited by.
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Ok listen, if not a bit bland. Interviews sound like excerpts from an AIA program (AKA like a Sunday afternoon AM radio program), just make sure you have a full cup of coffee close by to keep you alert.