Theory of Architecture
#14 - Dame Laura Lee

#14 - Dame Laura Lee

October 16, 2020

Dame Laura Lee is CEO of Maggie's, a charity providing drop-in support centres for cancer patients, each designed by a different architect.

#13 - Rosemary Hill

#13 - Rosemary Hill

October 12, 2020

Dr Rosemary Hill is a writer, historian, independent scholar and author of 'God’s Architect', a biography of the Gothic Revival architect, A.W.N. Pugin and 'Stonehenge', a history of one of Britain’s greatest and least understood monuments. In this episode we cover Pugin, Stonehenge and clothes.

#12 - Building Beautiful

#12 - Building Beautiful

August 27, 2020

This is an article all about beauty entitled 'What do people like about old architectural styles and how can they be incorporated into contemporary designs?'

#11 - Phineas Harper

#11 - Phineas Harper

July 17, 2020

Phineas Harper is Director of Open City, the organisation which runs the annual Open House weekend. He also curated the 2019 Oslo Architecture Triennale and has previously worked for the Architecture Foundation and the Architectural Review.

#10 - Planning Must Be Digitised

#10 - Planning Must Be Digitised

July 8, 2020

In this article I talk about why the planning system needs to undergo radical digitisation and suggest some policies that might help in that process. And please vote in the RIBA Elections!: www.architecture.com/elections

#9 - On Architectural Awards

#9 - On Architectural Awards

July 2, 2020

This is an article I wrote back in 2016 entitled 'Public Engagement in Architectural Awards' which is still very relevant.

#8 - Nicholas Ray

#8 - Nicholas Ray

June 24, 2020

Nicholas Ray is co-author of the book 'Philosophy of Architecture' and is an architect in practice in Cambridge where he taught before joining the University of Liverpool. His theoretical pre-occupations over a period of more than 40 years have resulted in publications on Alvar Aalto, Rafael Moneo, Cambridge contemporary architecture and architecture's ethical dilemmas.

Reading List | #3 - ‘The Sympathy of Things’

Reading List | #3 - ‘The Sympathy of Things’

June 4, 2020

My third architectural book recommendation is 'The Sympathy of Things' by Lars Spuybroek. Here I talk in more detail about this book and what makes it essential reading for all architects and architecture students.

Reading List | #2 - ‘A Pattern Language’

Reading List | #2 - ‘A Pattern Language’

April 27, 2020

My second architectural book recommendation is 'A Pattern Language' by Christopher Alexander et al. Here I talk about how this book is useful to architects and architecture students and why you should read it.

Reading List | #1 - ‘A Theory of Architecture’

Reading List | #1 - ‘A Theory of Architecture’

April 16, 2020

In the first of a series of short episodes I talk about the first book that should be on your architecture reading list, 'A Theory of Architecture' by Nikos Salingaros, and why it is so important and useful for architects and architecture students.

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