'Designing the 21st Century' comes to illuminate the value of understanding design and architecture through the most fascinating stories told by the leading figures in the world of design. When we cherish the built fabric and the things around us, our world becomes more enriched, more interesting, more beautiful. By Daniella Ohad, Daniella on Design.
What is wrong with the Billionaire’s Row?
The Billionaire’s Row is a series of ultra-luxury tall residential towers built along 57th street, turning the area into Manhattan's new center of developments. Each one of these towers was designed by a star-architect, and they have come to offer a new way of New York lifestyle. Architecture critic Martin Filler has published a remarkable article in the New York Review of Books, where he analyzes the politics, zoning, aesthetics, and everything that has made this phenomenon possible.
The Carnegie Museum of Art has opened a new show that comes to celebrate and define current architecture through the work of 10 practices from around the world. The exhibition is called The Fabricated Landscape, and it explores some innovative minds working in contemporary architecture today. What defines the projects is not a common style, but rather relationships, to local communities, to natural environments, awareness of cultures, but also cutting edge perceptions and sustainable solutions.
Tom Kundig: Poetry and Architecture
Tom Kundig is a partner in the award-winning firm Olson Kundig Architects, based in Seattle. I have discovered his incredible, immaculate, elegant houses years ago and fell in love. Tom's buildings are engaged with their landscape, and their strong relationship with nature has come to define their identity because context is highly meaningful to him.
Mimi Lien: The GREEN, Magical Green Space for all New Yorkers
Mimi Lien is a Tony award-winning stage designer who is known for her scenic creations for theater, opera, and dance. Her new project of reimagining the outdoor entrance of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts into an enormous green lawn was launched last week. Known as The GREEN, this project comes to provide New Yorkers with a place of pleasure, rest, and outdoor, free, and low-cost performance events. For one summer.
Mike Grosswendt: The Art of Building in the 21st Century
Mike Grosswendt is a builder who has perfected the art of the building to its ultimate expression. He builds the most ambitious custom residences in Southern California, where design and architecture excel and where any innovation becomes possible. Most of his clients prefer to remain private and never allow the camera to enter their homes, but Mike shares the secrets of the art of building in the 21st century.
David Stark: Designing the Contemporary Event
David Stark is an influential artist who is known for the brilliant events and powerful experiences he has devised. In an age when experiences are valued more than consumption, his creative imagination brings new ways of engagement with products, people, and ideas. How did event design transform during the age of COVID-19, and what is in its future?
Extremely interesting and insightful
Really great content around some huge names in architecture/design. Love her IG and this podcast is a nice complement
Glad you finally did it Daniella. Can’t wait to listen to all of your guests and their first hand real life experience, process and trajectory. There’s a huge gap between student and professional life, I hope this podcast will help us, future generations, to have a better understanding of the architectural world.