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Architecture is the laser focus of Burning Down the House, a weekly discourse on all things built, destroyed, admired, and despised. Each week Curtis B. Wayne, your Tudor tutor, invites a posse of authors, critics, builders, designers, and other architecture fiends to reflect on various topics related to perhaps the most functional of art forms.

Architecture is the laser focus of Burning Down the House, a weekly discourse on all things built, destroyed, admired, and despised. Each week Curtis B. Wayne, your Tudor tutor, invites a posse of authors, critics, builders, designers, and other architecture fiends to reflect on various topics related to perhaps the most functional of art forms.
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New York, Ny

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Architecture is the laser focus of Burning Down the House, a weekly discourse on all things built, destroyed, admired, and despised. Each week Curtis B. Wayne, your Tudor tutor, invites a posse of authors, critics, builders, designers, and other architecture fiends to reflect on various topics related to perhaps the most functional of art forms.

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English

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BOX 198 402 Graham Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211 212-980-6603


Episodes

Burning Down the House - Episode 133 - Digital Fabrication with Guy Martin

2/24/2013
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Guy Martin designs digitally and fabricates digitally. On this week's episode of Burning Down the House, host Curtis B. Wayne is joined in the studio by colleagues Ryan Doyle and Mark Canfield, and they are speaking with Guy about digital fabrication. Hear about the parametric elements that Guy must work with to create and realize his designs. How does Guy attempt to bridge the analog and digital worlds? Hear about how analog fabrication almost always involves a feedback loop that informs...

Duration:00:57:07

Episode 133: Digital Fabrication with Guy Martin

2/24/2013
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Guy Martin designs digitally and fabricates digitally. On this week’s episode of Burning Down the House, host Curtis B. Wayne...

Duration:00:57:07

Burning Down the House - Episode 132 - The Future of Midtown

2/17/2013
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Grand Central Terminal is 100 years old, and on today's episode of Burning Down the House, Curtis B. Wayne reflects on the past, present and future of the New York City landmark with guests Raju Mann, Director, Policy & Planning at the Municipal Art Society of New York and Kathleen Bakwell, Executive Director of BioCities. What redevelopment plans does Mayor Bloomberg have in plan for Grand Central Terminal? What infrastructural issues exist in New York City, and how are they being...

Duration:01:05:09

Episode 132: The Future of Midtown

2/17/2013
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Grand Central Terminal is 100 years old, and on today’s episode of Burning Down the House, Curtis B. Wayne reflects...

Duration:01:05:08

Burning Down the House - Episode 131 - Writing & Thinking About Architectur

2/10/2013
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How does one define "good" architectural criticism? This week on Burning Down the House, Curtis B. Wayne and frequent guest Duo Dickinson are talking with Alexandra Lange, Professor of Design Criticism at the School of Visual Arts and NYU. Why is criticism so often either 'dumbed-down' or 'elitist'? Tune in to hear Curtis, Duo, and Alexandra discuss particular critiques, and what types of criticism take into account functionality and visual appearance. Later, the conversation shifts to...

Duration:01:01:20

Episode 131: Writing & Thinking About Architecture with Alexandra Lange & Duo Dickinson

2/10/2013
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How does one define “good” architectural criticism? This week on Burning Down the House, Curtis B. Wayne and frequent guest...

Duration:01:01:19

Burning Down the House - Episode 130 - The Shape of Things That Work

2/3/2013
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Katy Purviance Basic is talking about form and function on this week's installment of Burning Down the House. Curtis B. Wayne calls up Katy to chat about the role of architecture in improving life, and the problems with design school. Why does so much contemporary architecture neglect the users of the structure? Curtis and Katy talk about formalism, and how novel (but generally nonfunctional) design often leads to increased work for designers and architects. What commonalities do...

Duration:00:58:16

Episode 130: The Shape of Things That Work

2/3/2013
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Katy Purviance Basic is talking about form and function on this week’s installment of Burning Down the House. Curtis B....

Duration:00:58:16

Burning Down the House - Episode 129 - The Room, The Street, & Human Agreem

1/27/2013
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Curtis B. Wayne celebrates light and architecture today by reading Louis Kahn's famous American Institute of Architect Gold Medal acceptance speech, "The Room, The Street, and Human Agreement". Listen in to hear the parallels between Kahn's speech and last week's discussion with Robert Lamb Hart concerning light and defining place. Later, Curtis touches on the definition of 'home' in light of Kahn's speech. What elements of shelter come to establish a home? Curtis wraps up the episode by...

Duration:00:34:43

Episode 129: The Room, The Street, & Human Agreement

1/27/2013
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Curtis B. Wayne celebrates light and architecture today by reading Louis Kahn’s famous American Institute of Architect Gold Medal acceptance...

Duration:00:34:43

Burning Down the House - Episode 128 - A New Humanism with Robert Lamb Hart

1/20/2013
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Architect and urban planner Robert Lamb Hart talks about redefining humanism on today's episode of Burning Down the House, hosted by Curtis B. Wayne. Listen to this episode to hear about Bob's Bauhaus-style schooling, and the importance of a breadth of design education. Hear Bob and Curtis talk about understanding humanism, and how human nature can lead to a better built environment. Hear how some structures like cathedrals augment the human experience! How do modern architecture and...

Duration:00:59:07

Episode 128: A New Humanism with Robert Lamb Hart

1/20/2013
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Architect and urban planner Robert Lamb Hart talks about redefining humanism on today’s episode of Burning Down the House, hosted...

Duration:00:59:07

Burning Down the House - Episode 127 - Printmaking with Dan Welden

1/13/2013
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Curtis B. Wayne is talking with master print-maker Dan Welden on today's installment of Burning Down the House. Dan and Curtis talk about technicality, form, and what defines a work of art. Learn about Dan's past working with the likes of De Kooning and Rauschenberg. Listen in to hear Dan talk about his upcoming project constructing a whale press- a giant printmaking contraption that utilizes blubber. Dan also explains his Solarplate, and how it allows for many different types and styles...

Duration:00:52:56

Episode 127: Printmaking with Dan Welden

1/13/2013
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Curtis B. Wayne is talking with master print-maker Dan Welden on today’s installment of Burning Down the House. Dan and...

Duration:00:52:56

Burning Down the House - Episode 126 - Winka Dubbeldam

1/6/2013
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Today on Burning Down the House, Curtis B. Wayne is joined in the studio by Dutch architect Winka Dubbeldam. Tune into this episode to hear Winka reflect on her education and work with famed architect Peter Eisenman. Later, Curtis and Winka discuss flood threats in New York City post-Hurricane Sandy, and solutions to ease the damages of a flooded city. Hear about the separation between interior and exterior design; what caused the two disciplines to split, and how does it relate to the...

Duration:01:05:27

Episode 126: Winka Dubbeldam

1/6/2013
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Today on Burning Down the House, Curtis B. Wayne is joined in the studio by Dutch architect Winka Dubbeldam. Tune...

Duration:01:05:27

Burning Down the House - Episode 125 - Volunteerism & Service with Leah Kre

12/16/2012
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This week on Burning Down the House, Curtis B. Wayne is discussing volunteerism with architect Leah Kreger. Leah has been donating her time to relief efforts in Breezy Point and The Rockaways in Queens, New York in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Tune in to learn about the roles that professional architects and laypeople can play in terms of rebuilding these devastated areas. How does the architect's social contract factor into the idea of volunteering? Hear about some of the...

Duration:00:59:32

Episode 125: Volunteerism & Service with Leah Kreger

12/16/2012
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This week on Burning Down the House, Curtis B. Wayne is discussing volunteerism with architect Leah Kreger. Leah has been...

Duration:00:59:32

Burning Down the House - Episode 124 - Defining Home with Charlotte Barnard

12/9/2012
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How does one define a 'home'? Today on Burning Down the House, Curtis B. Wayne is talking about 'home' from an architectural and design standpoint. Joining Curtis in the studio is Charlotte Barnard, a designer and the Creative Director at Nemo Tile. Also, frequent guest and residential architect Duo Dickinson calls in to the studio to talk about trends in home design. Learn about the decline of the American porch, how resale value affects personalization, and how elements of biophilia has...

Duration:01:03:54

Episode 124: Defining Home with Charlotte Barnard & Duo Dickinson

12/9/2012
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How does one define a ‘home’? Today on Burning Down the House, Curtis B. Wayne is talking about ‘home’ from...

Duration:01:03:54