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The podcast from the London Festival of Architecture Architecture Masters is the new podcast from the LFA which extends this celebration throughout the year. In the podcast we talk to the people behind the buildings: a series of conversations with some of architecture’s leading lights. These are the people quietly shaping our cities – all hugely respected within the architectural profession, yet somehow their modest profile often belies the impact they have on the world around us. You might have seen the stunning buildings they create, but what drives the creative genius behind these designers as they balance the difficult and often conflicting demands of running a profitable business with their passion for delivering beautiful, functional and uplifting spaces. Architecture sits at the boundary between the arts and sciences. As architects they are all natural polymaths – their expertise and interests spans engineering to economics, transport to typography. And their work touches every area of how we live today. They’re people buzzing with ideas, energy and a desire to change the world around them. We take architecture as our starting point and let the conversation flow freely from there. This is a programme for those that are interested in the people who are shaping our world.

The podcast from the London Festival of Architecture Architecture Masters is the new podcast from the LFA which extends this celebration throughout the year. In the podcast we talk to the people behind the buildings: a series of conversations with some of architecture’s leading lights. These are the people quietly shaping our cities – all hugely respected within the architectural profession, yet somehow their modest profile often belies the impact they have on the world around us. You might have seen the stunning buildings they create, but what drives the creative genius behind these designers as they balance the difficult and often conflicting demands of running a profitable business with their passion for delivering beautiful, functional and uplifting spaces. Architecture sits at the boundary between the arts and sciences. As architects they are all natural polymaths – their expertise and interests spans engineering to economics, transport to typography. And their work touches every area of how we live today. They’re people buzzing with ideas, energy and a desire to change the world around them. We take architecture as our starting point and let the conversation flow freely from there. This is a programme for those that are interested in the people who are shaping our world.
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The podcast from the London Festival of Architecture Architecture Masters is the new podcast from the LFA which extends this celebration throughout the year. In the podcast we talk to the people behind the buildings: a series of conversations with some of architecture’s leading lights. These are the people quietly shaping our cities – all hugely respected within the architectural profession, yet somehow their modest profile often belies the impact they have on the world around us. You might have seen the stunning buildings they create, but what drives the creative genius behind these designers as they balance the difficult and often conflicting demands of running a profitable business with their passion for delivering beautiful, functional and uplifting spaces. Architecture sits at the boundary between the arts and sciences. As architects they are all natural polymaths – their expertise and interests spans engineering to economics, transport to typography. And their work touches every area of how we live today. They’re people buzzing with ideas, energy and a desire to change the world around them. We take architecture as our starting point and let the conversation flow freely from there. This is a programme for those that are interested in the people who are shaping our world.

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Episodes

Clare Richards – Episode Twenty-Four

11/8/2018
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On the programme this week we speak to the architect Clare Richards. Clare took an unusual route into architecture. Clare started her career as a researcher for BBC television before joining commercial broadcaster TV-am for its launch in 1983. TV-am was hugely influential as the UK’s first nationwide commercial breakfast television programme. It left a huge … Continue reading "Clare Richards – Episode Twenty-Four"

Duration:00:54:22

Chris Wilkinson and Jim Eyre – Episode Twenty-Three

10/26/2018
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On the programme this week we speak to Chris Wilkinson and Jim Eyre, directors of WilkinsonEyre. Chris founded Chris Wilkinson Architects in 1983 with Jim joining the practice – now WilkinsonEyre – in 1987. The practice now employs more than 200 people in London, Hong Kong and Sydney. Chris originally studied architecture at the Regent … Continue reading "Chris Wilkinson and Jim Eyre – Episode Twenty-Three"

Duration:01:02:32

What’s in a Theme? – Tamsie Thomson

10/11/2018
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The London Festival of Architecture is now – by some margin – the world’s largest annual architecture festival – taking place each year throughout the month of June. This year we held over 530 separate events: including talks, architectural installations, exhibitions, film screenings, tours, Open Studios, debates, architectural bake offs and much, much more. All … Continue reading "What’s in a Theme? – Tamsie Thomson"

Duration:00:23:47

ASA Studio – Kigali

8/28/2018
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On the programme this week we speak to Francesco Stassi and Alice Tasca, principals of Active Social Architecture in Kigali. This week’s programme was recorded in Rwanda as part of a series of episodes we’re bringing you from East Africa to explore identity and architecture. Identity is the theme of this year’s London Festival of … Continue reading "ASA Studio – Kigali"

Duration:00:28:38

University of Nairobi – Nairobi

8/13/2018
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On the programme this week we speak to Professor Tom Anyamba, Dean of the University of Nairobi’s School of the Built and Environment. This week’s episode was recorded in Nairobi as part of a series of episodes we’re bringing you from East Africa to explore identity and architecture. Identity is the theme of this year’s … Continue reading "University of Nairobi – Nairobi"

Duration:00:44:30

Raas Architects – Addis Ababa

8/6/2018
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On the programme this week is Rahel Shawl, Founder and Director of Raas Architects, one of the leading architecture practices in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Rahel originally studied architecture at the Southern Campus of Addis Ababa University. Soon after graduating, Rahel established ABBA architects in partnership with a friend before going on to form Raas … Continue reading "Raas Architects – Addis Ababa"

Duration:00:51:12

Orkid Studio – Nairobi

7/16/2018
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On the programme this week we speak to James Mitchell and Carolina Larrazabal from Orkid Studio in Nairobi. This week’s episode was recorded in Nairobi as part of a series of programmes we’re bringing you from East Africa to explore identity and architecture. Identity is the theme of this year’s LFA. Orkid Studio was founded … Continue reading "Orkid Studio – Nairobi"

Duration:00:51:26

MASS Design Group – Kigali

6/22/2018
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In this week’s episode we speak to Theophile Uwayezu, architect and associate at MASS Design Group in Kigali, Rwanda. This week’s episode was recorded in Kigali as part of a series of episodes we’re bring you from East Africa, exploring identity and architecture. Identity is the theme of this year’s LFA. MASS Design Group was … Continue reading "MASS Design Group – Kigali"

Duration:00:39:59

Nairobi Design Week – Nairobi

6/16/2018
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For this week’s episode we talking to Adrian Jankowiak and Julita Bhagat, Co-Directors of Nairobi Design Week – an organisation with a mission close to our own hearts, promoting design – in all its disciplines – to a wide public audience. This episode was recorded in Nairobi, the first in a series of episodes we’re … Continue reading "Nairobi Design Week – Nairobi"

Duration:00:56:54

Association of Ethiopian Architects – Addis Ababa

6/12/2018
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On the programme this week we speak to Meskerem Tamiru, President of the Association of Ethiopian Architects. This episode was recorded in Addis Ababa as part of a series of episodes we’re bringing you from East Africa to explore identity and architecture. Identity is the theme of this year’s London Festival of Architecture. Meskerem studied … Continue reading "Association of Ethiopian Architects – Addis Ababa"

Duration:00:50:50

Cave Bureau – Nairobi

6/8/2018
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On the programme this week we speak to the architects Kabage Karanje and Stella Mutegi, two of the three founding directors of Cave Bureau in Nairobi. This episode was recorded in Nairobi as part of a series of episodes we’re bringing you from East Africa to explore identity and architecture. Identity is the theme of … Continue reading "Cave Bureau – Nairobi"

Duration:01:07:36

Triad Architects – Nairobi

6/4/2018
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On the programme this week we speak to the architects James Gitoho and Charles Ndungu, directors at the Kenyan architecture firm Triad Architects. This episode was recorded in Nairobi as part of a series of episodes we’re bringing you from East Africa to explore identity and architecture. Identity is the theme of this year’s London … Continue reading "Triad Architects – Nairobi"

Duration:00:58:09

Architecture & Identity – East Africa Series

5/31/2018
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The LFA is the world’s largest annual architectural festival – running each year from 1st to 30th June – with a programme this year of more than 450 public events run by over 260 organisations and individuals – engaging in one way or another with an audience of over 400,000 people. At its most basic level, the … Continue reading "Architecture & Identity – East Africa Series"

Duration:00:06:13

Jennifer Dixon – Episode Twenty-Two

5/29/2018
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Our guest this week is the architect Jennifer Dixon, Architecture Leader for the global architecture and engineering firm AECOM in the firm’s EMIA region – Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, where she leads a multi-national team of over 500 architects. AECOM provides design, consulting, construction, and management services to a wide range of clients … Continue reading "Jennifer Dixon – Episode Twenty-Two"

Duration:01:00:47

Steven Charlton – Episode Twenty-One

5/17/2018
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Our guest this week is the designer Steven Charlton. In 2008 – in the midst of the global financial crisis – Steven launched the Middle East office of Pringle Brandon, the architecture and corporate interiors firm founded in London by Chris Brandon and former RIBA President Jack Pringle. Pringle Brandon subsequently merged with America’s third-largest … Continue reading "Steven Charlton – Episode Twenty-One"

Duration:00:52:32

John McAslan – Episode Twenty

4/19/2018
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Our guest this week is the architect John McAslan. John was born Glasgow and later studied architecture at Edinburgh University before following his father to the United States where he worked for architecture firms in Baltimore, Maryland and Cambridge, Massachusetts. He returned to London in 1980 to take up a job at Richard Rogers’ practice. … Continue reading "John McAslan – Episode Twenty"

Duration:00:44:14

Rashid Ali – Episode Nineteen

4/10/2018
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Our guest this week is the architect Rashid Ali. Rashid grew up in Hargeisa in Northern Somalia and then in Manchester in Northern England. He went on to study architecture at Greenwich University and Bartlett School of Architecture, as well as City Design at the LSE. He subsequently worked for Karakusevic Carson Architects – and then at … Continue reading "Rashid Ali – Episode Nineteen"

Duration:00:58:51

Ben Derbyshire – Episode Eighteen

3/22/2018
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Our guest this week is the 76th President of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Ben Derbyshire was elected by the Institute’s 44,000 strong membership in August 2016 on a platform calling for change – both in the institute and across the profession. After a year serving as president-elect, he succeeded Jane Duncan as President in … Continue reading "Ben Derbyshire – Episode Eighteen"

Duration:00:55:08

Ken Shuttleworth – Episode Seventeen

3/8/2018
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Our guest this week made a name for himself working under someone else’s name. For nearly 30 years Ken Shuttleworth worked at Foster & Partners where he led on the design and delivery of such acclaimed buildings as the HSBC Bank in Hong Kong, as well as both 30 St Mary’s Axe – better known as … Continue reading "Ken Shuttleworth – Episode Seventeen"

Duration:01:01:08

Christina Seilern – Episode Sixteen

2/23/2018
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Our guest this week has led something of a peripatetic life. Born to an Austrian father and a German mother, Christina Seilern grew up in Switzerland before moving to the United States with the intention of studying biology at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. But she soon dropped biology and switched direction to study architecture at … Continue reading "Christina Seilern – Episode Sixteen"

Duration:01:09:04