The Second Studio is an explicit podcast about design, architecture, and the everyday. Hosted by Architects David Lee and Marina Bourderonnet, the show covers a wide array of subjects with humor and honesty and features a variety of creative professionals in unscripted and more personal conversations.
#221 - Guide to Virtual Reality for Architects with Alessio Grancini, Prototype Engineer at Magic Leap
This week David and Marina are joined by Alessio Grancini, Prototype Engineer at Magic Leap and former Head of XR at Morphosis to discuss how VR can be used in architecture offices, covering terminology, software, workflows, costs, learning curves, using VR in the design process and for client presentations, different headsets, controls, different types of rendering, the social implications of VR, and how he transitioned from architecture to the technology space. Enjoy!
#220 - After Hours: The Architecture of Amazon's HQ2
This week David and Marina discuss Amazon's HQ2, sculptural metaphors in architecture, iconic architecture, legibility of buildings, sustainability trends, the Vessel in NYC, design constraints, why happiness is overrated, and more. Enjoy!
Also come to our free MADCon architecture conference event this Saturday at 10am PST! Link in the episode description.
#219 - Craig Dykers, Co-Founder of Snøhetta on Architecture, Segregation, and His Design Philosophy
This week David and Marina are joined by Craig Dykers, Co-Founder of Snøhetta, to discuss how architecture can cause both segregation and innovation in offices and in the U.S. Capitol; having meaningful dialogue with non-architects; the messiness of life; creating beautiful architecture that aids the larger society; the struggle for equality; a brief history of the contemporary profession of architecture and its current state; relying on theory in architecture; and more. Enjoy!
#218 - Can a Software Engineer Become an Architect? Tech, Knowledge, and the Profession of Architecture
This week David and Marina answer a listener who asks how they can transition to architecture from their current profession of software development. The two discuss the future of the profession and the use of new digital technologies, getting 'pigeonholed' in the profession of architecture, learning design, the stigma around the title 'engineer', engaging in creative and more artistic endeavors, hand-generated versus computer-generated images, and more. Enjoy!
#217 - Alex Proba, Multi-Disciplinary Designer and Creative Director
This week David and Marina are joined by Alex Proba, Multi-Disciplinary Designer and Creative Director of Studio Proba to discuss her design process, finding her own style, the limitation and possibilities of a design style, blurring 2D and 3D works, spatial design, and much more. Enjoy!
#216 - The Imagineering Story - Fictional Architecture and Storytelling
This week David and Marina discuss The Imagineering Story, and question the difference between fictional and 'real' architecture, discuss curated experiences, city design, storytelling through architecture, facsimiles, pushing the boundaries of technology in architecture, and review Wonder Woman 1984 (Spoilers!). Enjoy!
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A phenomenal podcast with two unapologetically unique architects. Their dedication to the profession, particularly its younger members, is almost as profound as their honesty about it. Having their insight guided me through the darkest periods of my final year of school as I graduated in the middle of the pandemic. With their insight - both through regular episode topics as well as providing thoughtful answers to my questions on-air - I have started my career as well as I could have hoped under these circumstances. Thank you and keep up the good work!
Very helpful podcast!!
Thank you for your tips and point a views. It is very helpful from someone who recently graduated with a Batchelor in Architecture. Thank you for answering my question about finding a job during covid.
Absolutely amazing podcast that sheds light on many topics within both education and professional realms in architecture! Found on Apple podcast and now listening on Spotify! Found them very easily when searching for architecture podcast examples for my own @archmatterspodcast (IG) launching January 2021!