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  • Extra: Finding a way

    Extra: Finding a way

    24/09/2020 Duración: 04min

    Tim Fendley, founder and creative director of design consultancy Applied Wayfinding, explains the importance of engaging people through beautiful design.

  • Green buildings and landscapes – how do we make them?

    Green buildings and landscapes – how do we make them?

    22/09/2020 Duración: 30min

    From sustainable concrete alternatives to urban reforestation, we talk to architects, landscape architects and designers who are finding innovative ways to make their projects – and our planet – just a little bit better.

  • Extra: What exactly is user experience design?

    Extra: What exactly is user experience design?

    17/09/2020 Duración: 06h00s

    User experience design is a term that’s often thrown around by brands when they launch new products. But what exactly is it? Irene Au, former director of UX at Google, explains.

  • Why are the Danes so good at design?

    Why are the Danes so good at design?

    15/09/2020 Duración: 30min

    We travel to Copenhagen for the annual 3 Days of Design event to explore what makes Danish design unique and why it can be an important soft-power tool on the international stage.

  • Extra: Venice Glass Week

    Extra: Venice Glass Week

    10/09/2020 Duración: 08min

    Looking for a crystal-clear take on Venice Glass Week? Monocle’s Ed Stocker checks in with WonderGlass, the brand that bonds traditional Italian craftsmanship with contemporary design.

  • Business of design

    Business of design

    08/09/2020 Duración: 30min

    Design is a serious business and so is the business of design. We visit the Copenhagen furniture firm with a completely flat-pack inventory and find out about the DNA of bootmaking with heritage brand John Lobb. Plus: the Montréal duo whose newest venture focuses on good design and the stories behind it.

  • Extra: Memorialise

    Extra: Memorialise

    03/09/2020 Duración: 08min

    Award-winning designer Es Devlin and her longtime collaborator Machiko Weston share their recent digital artwork, “I saw the world end”, marking the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

  • Get moving

    Get moving

    01/09/2020 Duración: 30min

    Get moving: This week we have a spring in our step - we get moving and bring you a few stories that are featured in Monocle’s September issue and much more.

  • Extra: ‘Playgrounds: Artefacts for interaction’

    Extra: ‘Playgrounds: Artefacts for interaction’

    27/08/2020 Duración: 05min

    Felipe Ferrer, the curator of the Peruvian pavilion, tells us what would have been in store at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale.

  • Biennale special – part 2

    Biennale special – part 2

    25/08/2020 Duración: 30min

    In the second of a two-part special, we explore the brilliance of biennales. We imagine what the inaugural Monocle Architectural Biennale could look like with the help of London’s Resolve Collective and Chat architects of Bangkok. Plus: we hear the second half of an interview with Hashim Sarkis, curator of the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale.

  • Extra: ‘The Ark Re-imagined: The Expeditionary Pavilion’ 

    Extra: ‘The Ark Re-imagined: The Expeditionary Pavilion’ 

    20/08/2020 Duración: 05min

    The Iraq pavilion curator Rashad Salim shares what would have been in store for the 2020 Venice Biennale of Architecture. 

  • Biennale special – part 1

    Biennale special – part 1

    18/08/2020 Duración: 30min

    In the first of a two-part special, we explore the brilliance of biennales by talking to Hashim Sarkis, curator of the Venice Architecture Biennale, about the importance of the event. We take inspiration from the format to imagine what an inaugural Monocle biennale could look like and ask two innovative global practices to take their turn in the curator’s chair.

  • Extra: Old meets new

    Extra: Old meets new

    13/08/2020 Duración: 05min

    Conran and Partners’ interiors director, Simon Kincaid, on the challenge of renovating the Norman Foster-designed building at 200 Gray’s Inn Road, London.

  • Alexander McQueen, wildlife crossings and Lee Broom

    Alexander McQueen, wildlife crossings and Lee Broom

    11/08/2020 Duración: 30min

    We check out a new exhibition showcasing work from the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Plus: how wildlife overpasses in Australia have helped protect native species; and Lee Broom shares his design trajectory.

  • Extra: Pool shark – a history of the lido

    Extra: Pool shark – a history of the lido

    06/08/2020 Duración: 08min

    We plunge headlong into the history and design of outdoor swimming pools with writer Christopher Beanland.

  • Rethinking prisons Irish typography and climate design

    Rethinking prisons; Irish typography; and climate design

    04/08/2020 Duración: 30min

    We talk to a firm in the US that’s designing prisons that challenge the mass-incarceration model. Plus: we discuss typography in Ireland and breeze through a history of keeping cool before air conditioning.

  • Extra: Humour and architecture

    Extra: Humour and architecture

    30/07/2020 Duración: 07min

    Comedian and design enthusiast Tim Ross ponders how easy it is to find cheer in architecture.

  • Architecture: a laughing matter?

    Architecture: a laughing matter?

    28/07/2020 Duración: 30min

    Today we’re approaching two topics that are rarely mentioned in the same breath: humour and architecture. Angela Brady, Kate Wagner and Owen Hopkins ask whether mirth can add to the debate on the built environment.

  • Extra: Bruce Mau – optimistic design

    Extra: Bruce Mau – optimistic design

    23/07/2020 Duración: 08min

    Bruce Mau is a design thinker and co-founder of Chicago-based studio Massive Change Network. He discusses his new book and the importance of optimism and care in design.

  • Jonathan Tuckey, homeworking and Aussie modernism

    Jonathan Tuckey, homeworking and Aussie modernism

    21/07/2020 Duración: 30min

    We hear from UK architect Jonathan Tuckey on why repurposing buildings can be better than bulldozing and starting over. Plus: how modernism shaped Australia, as well as insights from some of the biggest names in design.

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