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Luke Jones & George Gingell Discuss Architecture, History and Culture


71 — Christopher Alexander — 2/2 — Pattern Language
Jul 10 • 86 min
70 — Christopher Alexander — 1/2 —Notes on the Synthesis of Form
Jun 17 • 48 min
69 — Zaha Hadid — 4/4 — The Parametric Years
May 17 • 99 min
68 — Zaha Hadid — 3/4 — Vitra to Cardiff
May 3 • 83 min
Bonus Unlocked — 48.5 — OMA — Bigness
Apr 22 • 34 min
67 — Zaha Hadid — 2/4 — The Peak
Apr 14 • 64 min
66 — Zaha Hadid — 1/4 — AA Days
Apr 8 • 58 min
65 — Andrei Tarkovsky — 3/3 — Nostalghia and The Sacrifice
Mar 17 • 75 min
64 — Andrei Tarkovsky — 2/3 — Stalker
Feb 28 • 67 min
63 — Andrei Tarkovsky — 1/3 — Setting the Stage
Feb 3 • 95 min
62 — Leon Battista Alberti — 2/2 — Building the Quattrocento
Dec 9, 2019 • 108 min
61 — Leon Battista Alberti — 1/2 — De Re Aedificatoria
Nov 5, 2019 • 99 min
60 — Reyner Banham — 2/2 — Design By Choice
Oct 10, 2019 • 81 min
59 — Reyner Banham — 1/2 — Science for Kicks
Sep 22, 2019 • 82 min
58 — The Reactionaries — 3/3 — The Empire Strikes Back
Aug 19, 2019 • 81 min
57 — The Reactionaries — 2/3 — Caesar’s Palace without the Fun
Aug 1, 2019 • 83 min
Conversation 3 — Dulwich Picture Gallery — Soane in The Colour Palace
Jul 27, 2019 • 71 min
56 — The Reactionaries — 1/3 — Interwar Anxieties
Jun 17, 2019 • 87 min
55 — Katsuhiro Otomo’s ‘Akira’ — 3/3 — Good for Health, Bad for Education
May 30, 2019 • 68 min
54 — Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira — 2/3 — Exploding Neo-Tokyo Twice
May 15, 2019 • 70 min
53 — Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira — 1/3 — Radio School
May 1, 2019 • 57 min
52 — Nicholas Hawksmoor’s Churches — 2/2
Apr 15, 2019 • 99 min
51 — Nicholas Hawksmoor’s Churches — 1/2
Mar 25, 2019 • 56 min
50 — 19th c Machine Utopias — 2/2 — Looking Backwards
Mar 11, 2019 • 87 min
49 — 19th c. Machine Utopias 1/2 — Darwin Among the Machines
Feb 26, 2019 • 72 min
48 — OMA 1989 — Going Big
Feb 11, 2019 • 77 min
47 — Venturi Scott-Brown & Learning From Las Vegas
Jan 28, 2019 • 90 min
46 — Robert Venturi’s ‘Complexity & Contradiction’ — Valid Banalities
Jan 14, 2019 • 115 min
Bonus Unlocked — 44.5 — Italian Architecture Under Fascism
Jan 4, 2019 • 48 min
45 — John Ruskin & the 19th century — Living Too Late
Dec 16, 2018 • 83 min
44 — Giovanni Michelucci — Late Style
Nov 27, 2018 • 93 min
Shoetopia! — by Stories from the Eastern West
Nov 22, 2018 • 25 min
Conversation 2.2 — Adam Caruso — Second Thoughts
Nov 12, 2018 • 48 min
Conversation 2.1 — Adam Caruso — On the night
Nov 12, 2018 • 112 min
43 — John Ruskin’s ‘Stones of Venice’ — Shafts!
Oct 30, 2018 • 102 min
42 — John Ruskin — Rock Lover
Sep 30, 2018 • 80 min
Conversation 1 — Fred Scharmen — Zero-G Carnival
Sep 16, 2018 • 41 min
41 — ‘2001 – A Space Odyssey’ 2/2 — Live on BBC 12
Aug 23, 2018 • 65 min
40 — ’2001 – A Space Odyssey’ 1/2 — Pink Upholstery in Cartesian Space
Aug 2, 2018 • 68 min
39 — Catastrophe Curves — Early 90s Computer Architecture
Jul 17, 2018 • 91 min
38 — Le Corbusier — 9 — Villa Stein & Villa Savoye
Jul 2, 2018 • 61 min
37 — Le Corbusier — 8 — Five Points Towards a New Architecture
Jul 1, 2018 • 41 min
36 — Bernard Rudofsky & ‘Architecture Without Architects’
Jun 13, 2018 • 78 min
35 — ’Playtime’ & ‘Mon Oncle’ — Modern life in Tativille
May 7, 2018 • 76 min
34 — Adolf Loos’s ‘Ornament and Crime’ — Bathroom Kink
Apr 10, 2018 • 65 min
33 — Le Corbusier — 7 — Early Mass Housing
Mar 25, 2018 • 60 min
32 — Le Corbusier – 6 – Urbanism — Let’s Demolish Paris (Again)
Mar 5, 2018 • 59 min
31 – Le Corbusier – 5 – Urbanism – Of Men & Asses
Feb 13, 2018 • 53 min
30 – Franz Kafka’s America
Jan 14, 2018 • 73 min
29 – Le Corbusier – 4 – At Home He Feels Like A Purist
Dec 23, 2017 • 65 min
28 – Le Corbusier – 3 – Towards a New Architecture
Dec 13, 2017 • 62 min
27 – Le Corbusier – 2 – Oyster and Breezeblock Years
Nov 27, 2017 • 42 min
26 – Le Corbusier – 1 – Have Formwork, Will Travel
Nov 13, 2017 • 70 min
25 – Palace of the Soviets – Wedding Cake Stalinism
Oct 30, 2017 • 85 min
24.5 – Blade Runner 2049
Oct 23, 2017 • 36 min
24 – Blade Runner – Do You Like Our Owl?
Sep 16, 2017 • 53 min
23 – Chicago Tribune – 2 of 2 – Honourable Mentions
Sep 2, 2017 • 56 min
22 – Chicago Tribune – 1 of 2 – World’s Most Beautiful Office Building
Aug 10, 2017 • 62 min
21 – William Gibson’s ‘Neuromancer’ – 2 of 2 – A Haunted House in Space
Jun 14, 2017 • 58 min
20 – William Gibson’s ‘Neuromancer’ – 1 of 2 – Foam Mattress, No Sheets
May 23, 2017 • 69 min
19 – Jean Renaudie – French Concrete Utopia
May 4, 2017 • 85 min
18 – Junkspace – Rem Koolhaas & the End of Architecture
Apr 17, 2017 • 63 min
17 – Michelangelo – 3 of 3 – St Peters, Last Judgement, and Late Style
Apr 6, 2017 • 78 min
16 – Michelangelo – 2 of 3 – Laurentine Library and Campidoglio
Mar 15, 2017 • 66 min
15 – Michelangelo – 1 of 3 – David and the Sistine & Medici Chapels
Mar 6, 2017 • 86 min
14 – Ayn Rand’s ‘The Fountainhead’ – 2 of 2
Feb 13, 2017 • 72 min
13 – Ayn Rand’s ‘The Fountainhead’ – 1 of 2
Jan 30, 2017 • 56 min
12 – Aldo Rossi’s Buildings – Part 2 of 2 – Venice Theatre to Disney HQ
Jan 22, 2017 • 43 min
11 – Aldo Rossi’s Buildings – Part 1 of 2 – from the Partisans to the Cemetery
Dec 24, 2016 • 56 min
10 – Aldo Rossi’s ‘The Architecture of the City’ – Interrupted Destiny
Dec 6, 2016 • 60 min
09 – The Glass Paradise – 3 of 3 – The Crystal Chain
Oct 31, 2016 • 62 min
08 – The Glass Paradise – 2 of 3 – Bruno Taut dissolves the Cities
Oct 24, 2016 • 41 min
07 – The Glass Paradise – 1 of 3 – Coloured Glass Destroys Hatred!
Sep 27, 2016 • 64 min
06 – Tate Modern – Herzog & de Meuron Before and After
Sep 19, 2016 • 74 min
05 - Living The Roman Good Life – Pliny’s Letters on the Villas
Sep 4, 2016 • 73 min
04 – Barbican Estate – Establishment Brutalism
Aug 29, 2016 • 62 min
03 – How To Run An Efficient Dystopia – Taylorism and Science Fiction Cities
Aug 24, 2016 • 94 min
02 – Strawberry Hill – Horace Walpole’s Gothic Fantasies
Aug 24, 2016 • 69 min
01 – ‘The English House’ by Hermann Muthesius – A German Spy in the Inglenook
Aug 24, 2016 • 60 min