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Burning Down The House

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Burning Down the House - Episode 122 - Urban Resilience with Susannah Drake

11/27/2012
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This week on Burning Down the House, Curtis B. Wayne is joined by registered architect and landscape architect, Susannah Drake of dlandstudio. Curtis and Susannah are discussing eco-friendly urban landscaping, and what landscape architecture can mean for New York City's protection from future storms like Hurricane Sandy. Hear about sanitation issues that come with storm surges, and how innovations like sponge parks can deal with rising tides and currents. Where and how are architects...

Duration: 01:00:34


Burning Down the House - Episode 121 - The Great Debate with Duo Dickinson

11/4/2012
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This week on Burning Down the House, Curtis B. Wayne is joined by frequent guest Duo Dickinson of the Congress of Residential Architecture. Recently, Curtis moderated CORA's "The Great Debate"; tune into this episode for a recapitulation of the event's happenings. Learn about the inherent social contract that the architect has with the public, and how the built environment should not serve the designer's ego. Are architects artists, technicians, or both? Hear discussions regarding...

Duration: 01:06:47


Burning Down the House - Episode 120 - Richard Yancey of Green Light New Yo

10/28/2012
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In spite of Hurricane Sandy, Burning Down the House soldiers on! This week, Curtis B. Wayne calls in from his emergency weather shelter to talk with Richard Yancey, project director at Green Light New York, Inc. Green Light New York, Inc., is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote quality, energy efficient lighting in New York City by creating a center for training, design assistance, and educational resources. Curtis and Richard discuss the importance of...

Duration: 00:53:31


Burning Down the House - Episode 119 - Building Narrative with Jen Tullock

10/21/2012
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On this episode of Burning Down the House, Curtis B. Wayne is joined in the studio by Jen Tullock: actor and co-host of Heritage Radio Network's The Morning After. Tune in to hear discussions regarding the intersection of art and architecture, and how both art forms express a narrative. Jen recalls her childhood, and what constitutes the notion of a home. Later, Curtis and Jen discuss how upbringing reflects one's attitude towards art. Do artists from suburbs react against their...

Duration: 01:09:52


Burning Down the House - Episode 118 - Barclays Center: Revisiting the SHoP

10/7/2012
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On this week's installment of Burning Down the House, Curtis revisits an August, 2009 episode of the show with Barclays Center's SHoP Architects. It's a timely recollection, as the arena just opened its doors to the public on September 21, 2012. This conversation focuses on responsibility in the field of architecture. This program has been sponsored by Hearst Ranch.

Duration: 00:59:42


Burning Down the House - Episode 117 - Revisiting Ergonomic Design

9/30/2012
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On this week's episode of Burning Down the House, Curtis B. Wayne is talking about the ephemeral nature of architectural trends. Specifically, Curtis is revisiting the popular design topic of yesteryear: ergonomics. Tune in to hear Curtis discuss the lack of ergonomics in modern workstations, and why ergonomic practices have fallen out of favor. Curtis explains some of Niels Diffrient's ergonomic chair designs, and talks about a recent perfect ergonomic experience at the Richard Hunt...

Duration: 00:29:31


Burning Down the House - Episode 116 - David Bergman Returns

9/23/2012
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Architect and friend of the show David Bergman is back on Burning Down the House with Curtis B. Wayne this week to discuss the unintended consequences of city planning, hidden subsidies of the suburban lifestyle and the not so-hidden conspiracy between and amongst Firestone, Goodyear and GM to wipe out mass transit in LA. Listen as they reflect on everything from economics and oil dependance to the interstate highway system in a conversation that will inspire any forward thinking aspiring...

Duration: 01:04:11


Burning Down the House - Episode 115 - Sustainable Design with David Bergma

9/16/2012
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On this week's installment of Burning Down the House, Curtis B. Wayne is joined in the studio by architect David Bergman. David is the author of the new book, Sustainable Design: A Critical Guide. Tune in to this episode to hear Curtis and David discuss their beginnings in architecture, as well as the results of their respective schooling experiences. How did David escape his post-modernist tutors in favor of sustainable design? Tune in to learn about the importance of biophilia in design....

Duration: 01:00:31


Burning Down the House - Episode 114 - The 13th Venice Biennale

9/10/2012
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On this week's episode of Burning Down the House, Curtis B. Wayne is talking about this year's Venice Biennale, featuring direction from Sir David Chipperfield. Sir Chipperfield is best known for his restoration of the Neues Museum in Berlin after World War II. Hear how Curtis interprets Sir Chipperfield's inclusion in this year's Biennale, and what it means for architectural education and knowledge in the public sphere. Tune in to hear some audio clips of Sir Chipperfield discussing his...

Duration: 00:30:26


Burning Down the House - Episode 113 - Style Versus Fashion

8/26/2012
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Welcome to another installment of Burning Down the House, your weekly source for architecture and design discussion. On this week's episode, Curtis B. Wayne talks about his recent review of Viollet-le-Duc's critical book, Discourses on Architecture, and how le-Duc outlines efficiency, form, and function. Curtis ponders the idea of a secession from formalism due to some of these ideas. Hear Curtis read from the sixth of the Discourses on Architecture. The selection focuses on the difference...

Duration: 00:38:42

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