The Midnight Charette

The Midnight Charette

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The Midnight Charette is a brutally honest podcast about design, architecture and current events.
#081 - Why People (Not You) Shouldn’t Vote and How Mobile Photography Shapes Our Identities
Nov 12 • 81 min
Why people (not you) shouldn’t vote and how new photography technologies have impacted our self-identities.
#80 - Marc J Neveu, Head of Architecture at Arizona State University and Executive Editor of the Journal of Architectural Education
Nov 5 • 126 min
This week we are joined by Marc J. Neveu, Architecture Program Head at Arizona State University and Executive Editor of the Journal of Architectural Education.
#79 - Ling Li, Financial Analyst at Lionsgate on All Things Movie-Related
Oct 29 • 139 min
This week we are joined by Lionsgate Financial Analyst, Ling Li to take a break from design and discuss all things movie-related: how actors are paid, weird interviews, embarrassing work stories, critiques of recent cinema.
#78 - How Women & Minorities Can Receive Fair Treatment in the Workplace with Architect Elise McCurley
Oct 22 • 89 min
What can minorities/females do to ensure they receive fair treatment in the Architecture workplace?
#77 - Building Stuff, Dwayne Johnson’s Skyscraper Movie and Eating Meat
Oct 16 • 84 min
Is having building experience necessary in Architecture?
#76 - The Fontainebleau School of Music and Architecture with Nicholas Stanos, VP of Fine Arts
Oct 8 • 119 min
Founded in 1923, The Fontainebleau Schools are comprised of the Conservatoire Américaine and the École des Beaux-Arts. For almost 100 years the schools have been offering international summer programs of the highest level for students in music and…
#75 - Talking With Elderly Relatives & Why Design Schools Are Cults
Oct 1 • 83 min
This week things get weird as David and Marina talk about design and talking with old people.
#74 - Angel Li, CPO & Partner of Nattitude (Zhiguan) A High Performance Personal Care Brand
Sep 24 • 112 min
This week we depart from architecture and are joined by Angel Li, CPO and Partner of Nattitude (Zhiguan).
#73 - Wid Chapman, Architect & Former Chair of the Interior Design Department of Parsons The New School for Design
Sep 17 • 101 min
This week we are joined by Architect Wid Chapman, Founding Principal of Wid Chapman Architects and Former Chair of the Interior Design Department at Parsons, The New School for Design.
#72 - Let’s Talk About Elon Musk & If Architecture Will Die
Sep 10 • 95 min
Elon Musk, the death of architecture, augment realities and more!
#71 - Karen Kubey, Housing and Health Expert, Urbanist and Architectural Editor
Sep 4 • 142 min
Affordable and public housing, accessory dwelling units, health in architecture and more!
#70 - Crazy Rich Asians and Why Downtown Disney’s Planning is Terrible
Aug 27 • 89 min
Crazy Rich Asians from an Asian perspective, montages that last way too long, why the land planning of Downtown Disney doesn’t work, Disneyland as an architectural experience
#69 - Sharon Zukin, Professor of Sociology, Brooklyn College & CUNY Graduate Center on the Tech. Industry, Modern Urban Life & Public Spaces
Aug 20 • 88 min
Sharon Zukin, the commodification of modern life, privately managed public spaces, urban neighborhoods and more.
#68 - The Culture Shock of Moving to California & Why Environmental Changes Aren’t Taken Seriously
Aug 14 • 81 min
SoCal vs NYC egos, learning to drive, fake freckles and annoying minorities
#67 - Wendy W Fok, Architect & Founder of WE-DESIGNS on Academia, Technology & Real Estate
Aug 7 • 157 min
Academia, technology, working at Ralph Lauren and a new real estate company
#66 - Confusing Short Films & Why Minimalism Today is Just Lazy Design
Jul 29 • 110 min
The Incredibles 2, farting in theaters, cgi characters, karaoke, craftsmanship and lazy designs
#65 - Alexia Beghi, Senior Architectural Designer at Gensler
Jul 24 • 163 min
Traveling, what it’s like to work at Gensler, designing retail stores in on 5th Avenue, Ballet & Architecture and more!
#64 - Bizarre Bathroom Behavior, Why Instagram’s New Office is Terrible & The Censorship of Architects
Jul 17 • 101 min
Bizarre bathroom behavior, visiting the Hearst Tower in NYC, snobs in elevators, hosting interviews and more!
#63 - David Basulto, Founder, CEO & Editor-In-Chief of ArchDaily, The World’s Most Visited Architecture Website
Jul 10 • 113 min
How media impacts design, the team behind ArchDaily, design trends and more!
#62 - Kevin Wong, Photographer, Instagram Influencer & Architectural Designer
Jul 2 • 158 min
This week are joined by Kevin Wong - Photographer, Instagram Influencer and Architectural Designer
#61 - Is Branding Necessary? Materiality & Why Modern Construction is Perverse
Jun 26 • 116 min
Censorship, branding and characters, materiality, modern construction and tower design.
#60 - Young Architect Michael Riscica on Passing the Architect Registration Exams and Entrepreneurial Advice
Jun 19 • 186 min
Young Architect Michael Riscica on Passing the Architect Registration Exams and Entrepreneurial Advice
#59 - Is Design Culture-Specific & Could Corbusier’s Ronchamp be Designed in Revit?
Jun 12 • 109 min
Copying and selling designs, the effects of cultural identity on creative work, Korean skin, architecture and music genres and “Could Corbusier’s Ronchamp be designed in Revit?”
#58 - David Briggs, Architect & Co-Founder of Gowanus by Design
Jun 5 • 204 min
New York City in the 80s, gentrification, the planning challenges of Gowanus (a neighborhood in Brooklyn), designing better cities and more!
#57 - French Architecture School & Vomit Omelettes
May 29 • 103 min
French Architecture school, living off of chili with cream cheese, sororities & vomit omelettes, Wakanda salutes, surviving school, cutting off parts of fingers, fitting in with happy people, loogies, blood and more delicious things!
#56 - Dong-Ping Wong, Architect & Founder of FOOD & +POOL (The World’s First Water-Filtering Floating Pool)
May 22 • 116 min
Architecture design process, running a firm, +POOL (the world’s first water-filtering floating pool), design education, rendering styles and much more! Dong-Ping Wong has worked with notable people such as Kanye West, MoMA, Virgil Abloh and more.
#55 - The 9/11 Development, Dance-Offs & Public Parks
May 15 • 96 min
The 9/11 development, hurricane Sandy, privatizing public parks, comparing film-making to design, the subway crazy bike lady, FRIENDS and more!
#54 - Franz Hoffman, Co-Founder of Fontself
May 10 • 118 min
Technology’s impact on design, why typography matters, the challenges of starting a business, designing for users & clients, the democratization of fonts, architecture and much more!
#53 - Surviving Design Critiques & The Challenges of Podcasting
May 1 • 107 min
“Quiet Clubbing” & “Silent Parties”, Coachella outfits, putting cats with check-in baggage, photographing while traveling and the challenges of Podcasting. In hour two we discuss design presentations, reviews, critics and learning design.
#52 - Architect & Writer Michael Sorkin on Urbanism, Teaching Design & Architecture
Apr 24 • 71 min
Neighborhoods, gentrification, smart cities, city development, teaching design and more! Michael is an architect, educator and writer.
#51 - Ben Meade, Design Director of Alloy Development on Architecture & Revamping Park Ave.
Apr 17 • 172 min
Revamping Park Avenue in Manhattan as part of the design competition “Beyond The Centerline” hosted by the Fisher Brothers
#50 - Rude Monks & Why Kyoto Was ‘Meh’
Apr 10 • 114 min
Rude Monks & Why Kyoto Was ‘Meh’
#49 - Japan’s Butt-Cleaning Toilets, Clean Subways & Tasty Ramen
Apr 3 • 78 min
Japan’s amazingly clean public transportation systems and sidewalks, butt-cleaning toilets and the best ramen ever.
#48 - Gender Equality in Architecture Offices & Why Social Media Divides Us
Mar 27 • 102 min
Gender Equality in Architecture Offices & Why Social Media Divides Us
#47 - Richard Meier: Accused of Sexual Assault & Elon Musk’s Public Transportation Proposal
Mar 20 • 93 min
This week we discuss the accusations of Richard Meier sexually harassing his employees, the future of Meier’s office, city design and why Elon Musk’s proposal for underground transportation could ruin our cities.
#46 - Preservationists, Feminists & the Tallest Building Ever to be Demolished
Mar 13 • 102 min
Preservationists, Feminists & the Tallest Building Ever to be Demolished
#45 - Wire-Walking the WTC & the Hasidic Jewish Community in NYC
Feb 26 • 66 min
Wire-Walking the WTC & the Hasidic Jewish Community in NYC
#44 - Why Black Panther Was Not That Amazing & Lost Designers Teaching Design
Feb 26 • 77 min
Why Black Panther Was Not That Amazing & Lost Designers Teaching Design
#43-2 - Nicky Chang, Program Director of the Non-Profit Architecture Practice Talks
Feb 20 • 76 min
Nicky Chang, Program Director of the Non-Profit Architecture Practice Talks
#43-1 - Nicky Chang, Program Director of the Non-Profit ‘Architecture Practice Talks’ for Young Designers
Feb 19 • 83 min
Nicky Chang, Program Director of the Non-Profit ‘Architecture Practice Talks’ for Young Designers
#42 - Why Designers Should Travel, Does Architecture Matter? & Almost Dying in a Canyon
Feb 12 • 95 min
Why Designers Should Travel, Does Architecture Matter? & Almost Dying in a Dessert Canyon
#41-2 - Why Pinterest is Bad for Designers and Architecture School in Iran
Feb 6 • 81 min
Why Pinterest is bad for designers and Architecture school in Iran
#41-1 - Designer Mahshad Ahmadzadeh on the Gentrification of Cuba & Interior Design Construction!
Feb 5 • 87 min
Designer Mahshad Ahmadzadeh on the Gentrification of Cuba & Interior Design Construction!
#40 - Should Prayer Be a Part of Public Schooling?
Jan 29 • 74 min
Should praying be a part of class time in public schools?
#39-2 - The Design Process of Fashion Designer Brett Gangs
Jan 23 • 79 min
The Design Process of Fashion Designer Brett Gangs
#39-1 - Fashion Designer Brett Gangs on Design Competitions and #MeToo
Jan 22 • 84 min
Fashion Designer Brett Gangs on Design Competitions and #MeToo
#38 - Dirty Vegan Roommates and Hipsters Have Ruined Design!
Jan 14 • 97 min
Racist & vegan roommates, dead pets in freezers, WeLive and more!
#37 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the Genius of John Williams
Jan 8 • 95 min
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, music composers, Justice League, ethnicity
#36 - Hitchhiking, Bra Trees and Boob Jobs
Jan 2 • 79 min
Hitchhiking, bra trees, boob jobs, Japanese nude baths and more!
#35 - PT Student Christine Mar on Competitive Gymnastics and Sports Surgeries
Dec 26, 2017 • 120 min
Gymnastics, sports injuries, physical therapy and more!
#34 - Monday’s Pipe Bombing in NYC and the Misuse of Eminent Domain
Dec 18, 2017 • 78 min
Bombings in NYC, sports, the olympics, stadium design & city development
#33 - Cinema and Why the iPhone X is a Huge Improvement
Dec 12, 2017 • 95 min
iPhone X Review, Cinema & Architecture, Santa Claus
#32 - Architect Richard Lee on Design Education and Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall
Dec 5, 2017 • 115 min
Design education today, architecture and more!
#31 - Tech Team Leader Kevin Kwan on Work Productivity and Pointless Microwave Buttons
Nov 28, 2017 • 112 min
Work productivity, team management, useless microwave buttons and more!
#30-2 - Architect Iti Pawha on Architecture Graduate School and Firm Organization
Nov 22, 2017 • 80 min
Indy cinema, Architecture graduate school and more!
#30-1 - Architect Iti Pawha on Singapore and Single-Party Governments
Nov 21, 2017 • 87 min
Singapore, single-party governments and more!
#29-2 - Accidentally Going to a Gay Bar and Why Are Architects Underpaid?
Nov 10, 2017 • 63 min
Low salaries of Architects, gay bars, dating in NYC and more!
#29-1 - NYC Developer Pierce Clark on the Profession of Architecture
Nov 7, 2017 • 106 min
NYC Developer Pierce Clark on the Profession of Architecture
#28 - Encounters with Racists on the Subway and Design Presentations
Oct 31, 2017 • 116 min
Encounters with Racists on the Subway and Design Presentations
#27 - Architect Jasmine Kelly on Silent Meditation for 10 Days
Oct 23, 2017 • 100 min
Pilates, 10 days of silent meditation, thesis reviews and more!
#26 - Review: Blade Runner 2045 and Hipster Aesthetics
Oct 16, 2017 • 81 min
Problems with Modern Architecture, Blade Runner 2045 and more!
#25 - Spreading Ashes in Hawaii and Why Marriage is Bull****
Oct 10, 2017 • 95 min
Almost pooping pants, staying awake for 68 hours, staring in mirrors, critiquing the new LEGO House designed by BIG Architects and much more!
#24 - Ridiculous Spinning Classes
Oct 2, 2017 • 94 min
Why the iphone 8 is pointless, murdering goldfish, adopting dogs in Brooklyn, the documentary ‘What The Health!’ and much more!
#23 - Tech Team Leader Kevin Kwan on Scuba Diving with Sharks and Nut-Punching Kangaroos
Sep 25, 2017 • 98 min
Australia, scuba diving with sharks, nut-punching kangaroos, the pitfall of Yelp, Trump, the benefits of re-watching movies and Warrior basketball games and much more!
#22 - Visiting Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water
Sep 18, 2017 • 82 min
Superficial people in NYC, visiting Falling Water, Frank Lloyd Wright and much more!
#21 - Gender Fluidity and Swimming in the NYC East River
Aug 15, 2017 • 47 min
Gender Fluidity and Swimming in the NYC East River
#20 - Visiting the Hamptons and Air-Quality Sensors for the Office
Aug 7, 2017 • 85 min
The Hamptons: sun burns, lobster rolls, spoiled teens, finance bros and character stereotypes. The two also discuss self-centered people, bad presenters, air-quality sensors for the office, bad user interface design and weirdos at night in NYC!
#19 - Living in a Virtual Reality and Ash Wednesday
Jul 30, 2017 • 77 min
V I R T U A L R E A L I T Y , life in the digital realm, healing burns with fish skin, Ash Wednesday, the Oscars, Amy Schumer’s face, comedians and genetic testing with My Heritage.
#18 - Sex in the Standard Hotel and Gentrification in NYC
Jul 25, 2017 • 86 min
The fantastic documentary Class Divide (a film about class division and gentrification in the West Chelsea neighborhood of New York City and its effects on public housing
#17 - Homosexuals in NYC and Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Transportation
Jul 17, 2017 • 94 min
Drake’s Face, Gays in NYC, Tidal Waves and Weirdos on the Subway
#16 - Review: The 2017 MOMA PS1 Architecture Installation
Jul 11, 2017 • 68 min
2017 MOMA PS1 Architecture Installation “Lumen” by Jenny Sabin Studio
#15 - The 2017 MOMA PS1 Installation and Driverless Future Challenge Competition
Jul 5, 2017 • 96 min
2017 MOMA PS1 Architecture Installation “Lumen” by Jenny Sabin Studio
#14 - Why Apple’s New Campus Doesn’t Suck
Jun 27, 2017 • 95 min
Apple’s New Headquarters and the Problems it will Cause.
#13 - Santiago Calatrava’s $4 BILLION Transportation Hub
Jun 19, 2017 • 97 min
Architects Who Pretend to be Designers, Review of Santiago Calatrava’s NYC Transportation Hub
#12-2 - How to Interview For a Design Job
Jun 11, 2017 • 44 min
How to Get Hired, Tips for Young Designers: What Firms to Apply to
#12-1 - Wonder Woman and How Designers Can Get Hired!
Jun 5, 2017 • 54 min
How to Get Hired, Tips for Young Designers: What Firms to Apply to
#11 - Hipsters In Urban Research? and Sexism in Architecture
May 30, 2017 • 108 min
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Plan for Homeless Shelters…
#10 - Homeless Shelter Designs and Visiting Detroit
May 21, 2017 • 100 min
Celebrities in New York, Peter Marino, Traveling to Detroit
#09-2 - Design Competitions and Elon Musk’s Underground Cars
May 14, 2017 • 40 min
Design Competitions, Maya Lin, 2017 Met Gala Fashion
#09-1 - Urban Farming and Architecture Project Reviews
May 4, 2017 • 69 min
Cinco de Mayo, Dating Apps, Facebook, Augmented Reality, Mobile Technology, Dogs & Hedgehogs, Urban Farming, Architecture Trends, Project Critiques: Mashambas Skyscraper | Instant City:Living Air-Right
#08 - Blondes Visiting China and WTF is Glamping?
Apr 27, 2017 • 76 min
Bathroom Etiquette, Blondes in China, Traveling, Aliens, Glamping, Amazon Echo, Customer Service, Superheros, Bees, Beyonce
#07 - Selfie Drones and Self-Driving Cars
Apr 25, 2017 • 80 min
DNA Ethnicity Testing, Fit Bits, Selfie Drones, Fashionable People, Googleplex, Apple’s New Campus, Self-Driving Cars, Architecture, Urban Design
#06 - Weirdos on the Subway and Sexism at Work
Apr 16, 2017 • 69 min
Easter, Meditation for Vacation, United Airlines, Security Guards, Fat People, Weirdos on the Subway, Sexism, Ageism and Racism in Offices, Drinking Too Much Water, Blue Cheese & Nutella
#05 - Chinese College Students and Fake Hype
Apr 13, 2017 • 76 min
“Ching Chong Ling Long”, Chinese in Colleges, Youtubers, Makeup ‘Artists’, Fashion Designers, Fake Hype, Leaving Offices
#04 - Our Crazy Trip to France and Le Corbusier’s Chapel
Apr 6, 2017 • 92 min
Glamour Babies, Traveling to France, French Food & Architecture, Corbusier’s Ronchamp Chapel, Marseille, Paris vs NYC
#02 - Office Security Cameras and Design Studio Culture
Apr 3, 2017 • 55 min
Voyeurism and Security, Studio Culture, Digital Art at the Whitney Museum & Virtual Reality, Rendering & New Technology in Design
#03 - Should Design Students Do Internships?
Mar 29, 2017 • 97 min
Jello Shots, Partying, Architecture School in France, Student Internships, Design
#01 - Introduction & Awkward Karate
Mar 25, 2017 • 67 min
Introduction, Amenities in the Office, UFC 207, Crappy Judo, Awkward Karate, Eating Horses, House Pets, Having Kids