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Podcast title The Midnight Charette
Website URL http://www.midnightcharette.co...
Description The Midnight Charette is a weekly podcast featuring New York Architects David Lee and Marina Bourderonnet who share their stories about design, people and more.
Updated Thu, 25 Apr 2019 03:05:32 +0000
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1. #109 - Architectural Design Review of Lascaux IV: The International Centre of Cave Art in Montignac, France by Snøhetta
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This week David and Marina review Lascaux IV: The International Centre of Cave Art by Snøhetta. The two share their experience visiting the museum and their critique of the building's many galleries, architectural detailing, organization, cave art facsimile, and the artwork itself. The project makes good use of technology to display and communicate the 20,000-year-old artwork but falls short in its larger organization and flow. Enjoy!

From the Architect: The new International Centre for Cave Art (Centre International d’Art Parietal) in Montignac, France welcomes visitors to an immersive educational experience of the prehistoric Lascaux cave paintings. Known by archaeologists as the ‘Sistine Chapel of Prehistory’ due to their spiritual and historical significance, the 20,000-year-old paintings are among the finest known examples of art from the Paleolithic period. 

As an interpretation center featuring state-of-the-art experiential storytelling technology paired with a facsimile of the caves, Lascaux IV offers visitors an opportunity to discover the caves in a unique way that reveals a sense of wonder and mystery, as if they, too, were the first group of adventurers to stumble upon the cave paintings.

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2. #108 - Neil Denari, Architect and Professor on Music, Design, The High Line, NYC and Paris
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This week David and Marina are joined by Neil Denari - Architect, Founder of NMDA, Professor at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design - to discuss his experimental music, urban design, teaching, the craziness of living in New York City during the 80s, why he loves Los Angeles, Paris, the development of the High Line, city icons and more. 

Enjoy and Please leave a review!

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3. #107 - Traveling to France: Local Foods, People and Architecture
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This week David and Marina discuss their recent trip to France: tiny airplanes, a 20-hour layover in Paris, the architecture of the small southern French towns, local foods and people, Parisian attire, smelly cheese, socialism, normal French eating etiquette and more!

Enjoy and Please leave a review!

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4. #106 - How To Make a Résumé To Get Hired as a Designer or Architect
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David and Marina discuss how to create a successful design résumé to get hired. The two cover everything from what to include if you have little experience, résumé length, what offices look for in a résumé, how to stand out, how it should be structured, custom graphics, font size, including addresses, including headshots and more. Enjoy and Please leave a review!

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5. #105 - Alvin Huang, Architect and Professor at USC on London, Design & Not Sleeping
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This week David and Marina are joined by Alvin Huang - Architect and Professor at USC - to discuss his time in London, the AA School, meeting Rem Koolhaas, his office, teaching at USC, cheap foods, all nighters, wikipedia and more.

Enjoy and Please leave a review!

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6. TMC Movie-Talk #06 - The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
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This week David, Marina and Ling review The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, a wonky movie composed of six separate short-films directed by the Coen Brothers. The movie ranges from funny, weird, deeply sad, mysterious and loving. All of the characters are wonderfully played by a range of A-list actors and several impressive lesser-known ones. It's definitely worth watching!

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An anthology of six short films that take place in 19th-century post-Civil War era during the settling of the Old West. Starring Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco, Liam Neeson, Tom Waits, Zoe Kazan



7. #104 - Tips & Tactics: Choosing the Best Architecture School - Design Education
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This week David and Marina discuss choosing the right undergraduate architecture school, quarter vs semesters programs, universities vs architecture-only schools, architecture curricula, faculty members and school leadership, study abroad programs, if a 'name brand' institution degree will get you more money when you graduate, school sizes and location and more.

Enjoy and Please leave a review!

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8. #103 - Michael Hogan, Real Estate Agent in Los Angeles on Buying & Selling Homes
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This week David and Marina are joined by Michael Hogan, a Compass Real Estate Agent, to discuss the keys to buying and selling homes, having a successful mindset, the four personality types, embracing failure, pricing homes and more.

Enjoy and Please leave us a review! :)

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9. TMC Movie-Talk #05 - A Quiet Place
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This week David, Marina and Ling discuss "A Quiet Place"--a satisfying film with suspenseful scenes, a plot that unfolds nicely and incredible acting by every character--survival techniques, poorly designed monsters and more. Enjoy!

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In the modern horror thriller A QUIET PLACE, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you. Starring, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.



10. #102 - Wes Jones, Architect and Director of Architecture at USC on Design, Honesty and Humor
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This week David and Marina are joined by Wes Jones, Founder of Jones, Partners: Architecture and Director of Architecture at the University of Southern California, to discuss honesty and humor in design, USC's architecture program, bad design reviews, his solution for solving the homeless crisis in Los Angeles and more. Enjoy!

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11. #101 - The Design & Architecture of Universal Studios
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This week David and Marina discuss the design and architecture of Universal studios (starts at 10:35), theme parks as utopias and augmented realities, Universal Studio's effective use of digital technologies and screens in their rides, experiencing Springfield (from the Simpsons), why the Harry Potter street doesn't feel right, constructing buildings out of foam and more. Enjoy!

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12. TMC Movie-Talk #04 - Bird Box
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This week David, Marina and Ling have a light-hearted discussion about Bird Box. Did live up to the hype? How would you survive in Bird Box reality? Suspending disbelief when watching movies, dumb characters in survival movies and birds. Enjoy!

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Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety. Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich



13. #100 - George Smart and Tom Guild, Hosts of US Modernist Radio
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This week David and Marina are joined by George Smart and Tom Guild, Hosts of US Modernist Radio, to discuss their show's beginning, the love for modernist architecture, DJing, George's own custom home and more. Enjoy!

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14. #99 - A Designer's Review of the 2019 Grammys
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This week David and Marina discuss the 2019 Grammys show: it's production, set design, the solos, odd duets and the winners. Enjoy!

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15. #98 - Valentine's Day and The Aladdin Trailer
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This week David and Marina have a brief chat about Valentine's Day, the hypocrisy of Nutella, the new Aladdin trailer, Bo Peeps pants, beef cake genies with nipples and more. Enjoy!

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16. #97 - Josef Kasperovich, Architectural Photographer and Professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
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This week Josef Kasperovich, Architectural Photographer and Professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo joins us to have one of our most diverse conversations to date. We cover music performance, art, how technology has changed photography, transcendence through beauty, mastering techniques, working with Julius Shulman and spirituality. Enjoy!

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17. #96 - Tips & Tactics: How to Get Hired as a Designer, Part 1
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This week David and Marina discuss "Tips and Tactics" for getting hired as a designer and beating the competition, covering everything from how apply when you are under-qualified, the greatest challenge applicants face, if you should apply in-person, how to 'get in' without any connections, when to apply, how to prepare for the interview and more. Enjoy!

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18. #95 - Beautiful Cities, Ugly Architecture & Universal Aesthetics (a la Jason Momoa)
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This week David and Marina talk about their recent experience on the Archinect Sessions Podcast and hidden rooms with Nutella (9:35), beautiful cities and ugly architecture (18:12), and universal aesthetics--who doesn't think Jason Momoa is beautiful? (27:27) Enjoy!

Interview on Archinect Sessions Midnight Charette Instagram

19. #94 - Paul Petrunia, Founder of Archinect on Online Media, Technology and Archinect
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This week Paul Petrunia, Founder of Archinect joins us for a diverse conversation on cybernetic neuralinks, the challenges of interviewing architects, starting Archinect back in 1997, mobile communications, opposing views, political correctness, Archinect's printed editorial, where online media is headed, how Archinect's forums are moderated and more. Enjoy!

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20. TMC Movie-Talk #03 - Mary Poppins Returns and Mary Poppins (1964)
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On this episode of Midnight Charette Movie-Talk we review both Mary Poppins Returns (2018, starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda) and Mary Poppins (1964, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke) and discuss the differences between the two films. Enjoy!

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MP Returns: Now an adult with three children, bank teller Michael Banks learns that his house will be repossessed in five days unless he can pay back a loan. His only hope is to find a missing certificate that shows proof of valuable shares that his father left him years earlier. Just as all seems lost, Michael and his sister receive the surprise of a lifetime when Mary Poppins -- the beloved nanny from their childhood -- arrives to save the day and take the Banks family on a magical, fun-filled adventure.

MP: When Jane and Michael , the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins. Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures with Mary and her Cockney performer friend, Bert, the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny's sunny attitude to their preoccupied parents.



21. #92 - Heather Flood, Chair of B. Arch and M. Arch at Woodbury University
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This week we are joined by Heather Flood, Chair of B. Arch and M.Arch at Woodbury University, Burbank to discuss her journey into architecture, teaching at SCI-Arc, her philosophies in architecture, the importance of failure in design, changes in freshman design students over the years, studio culture, social communities in Los Angeles, why LA might be the leading creative city in the US and more. Enjoy!

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22. #93 - Booty Shorts & Design Offices That Aren't Creative or Collaborative
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This week David and Marina have their usual weirdly-blended discussion of design and random stuff, covering the DNA results of Marina's mother, riding and eating donkeys in France, aggressive booty shorts, trying to be cool in junior high, childhood crushes, why design offices are not often creative or collaborative (thought they claim to be), designers who steal others' work, calling all Koreans by Kim and more. Enjoy!

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23. TMC Movie-Talk #02 - Aquaman and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
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On this episode of Midnight Charette Movie-Talk things get crazy during our review of Aquaman and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse! Both films are a visual treat, but one suffers from fishy dialogue. Womp Womp. Enjoy!

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Bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway, Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into the one and only Spider-Man. When he meets Peter Parker, he soon realizes that there are many others who share his special, high-flying talents. Miles must now use his newfound skills to battle the evil Kingpin, a hulking madman who can open portals to other universes and pull different versions of Spider-Man into our world.

Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, the city of Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm (Patrick Wilson). With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people -- and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Orm's half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne. With help from royal counselor Vulko, Aquaman must retrieve the legendary Trident of Atlan and embrace his destiny as protector of the deep.



24. #91 - Marie Kondo's Netflix Show & The Social Pressures of Gift Giving
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This week David and Marina have a light conversation about adults who over celebrate their birthdays, baby showers, gift giving and Marie Kondo's new Netflix show (more specifically, the first couple in episode one--put that boob away!). Enjoy!

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25. #90 - Doug Jackson, Architect & Professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
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This week David and Marina are joined by Doug Jackson, Architect and professor of architecture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, to discuss his recent stay in Japan, his take on sustainable architecture and the SOUPERgreen! Project and Book, being a partner at Jones, Partners: Architecture office, networked societies and their architecture, how architecture can maintain relevancy in contemporary culture, teaching at thesis at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and more. Enjoy!

Cal Poly Architecture Program Doug Jackson Design Office Midnight Charette Instagram

26. TMC Movie-Talk #01 - Killing Eve
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On our first episode of Midnight Charette Movie-Talk, with new co-host and cinema buff Ling Li, we review season one of Killing Eve starring Sandra Oh as Eve and Jodie Comer as Villanelle. Warning, this episode contains spoilers!

Villanelle (Comer) is a psychopathic assassin, and Eve (Oh) is the woman charged with hunting her down; the two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.

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27. #89 - The Retro Architecture of Palm Springs & New Development
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This week David and Marina discuss their trip to Palm Springs and its lovably weird architecture, the survival of retro styles, new development in urban design, landscapes, old people who do nothing but lecture, cowboys in diners and more. Enjoy!

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28. #88 - Design Review: Elon Musk's Tunnel Transportation Proposal
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In response to the LA Times article "Is Elon Musk's Tunnel Vision the Right Way to Fix Southern California's Traffic?" we answer with our design critique of Musk's proposal (initially from from Episode #47). Image credit: LA Times. Enjoy!

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29. #87 - The Walt Disney Concert Hall & Arturo Sandoval's Christmas Concert
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This week David and Marina describe what it's like going to Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Broad Museum and discuss Arturo Sandoval's Christmas concert, the joy of high notes, trumpet playing, crazy audience members, offensive holiday cards and more. Enjoy!

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30. #86 - Takashi Yanai, Architect, Partner & Residential Studio Director at EYRC Architects
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This week David and Marina are joined by Architect Takashi Yanai, Partner at Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects, to discuss architectural styles, office lineage, becoming a partner, dropping out of architecture school to become an architect, translating interviews of starchitects for GA Houses in Tokyo, clients from the tech-industry, philosophies in housing design, virtual reality and more. Enjoy!

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31. #85 - Tips & Tactics: Six Career Questions for Fresh Graduates - The Issue of Reputation in Architecture
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This week David and Marina answer six key questions for fresh graduates from the Archinect forum thread "The Issue of Reputation in Architecture." 

Is it better to work in a large corporate firm or one that does more interesting work? Does the size of the firm matter when it comes to reputation in this industry? Or is the quality of work more important? Are there large firms with a bad reputation (that do 'bad' work)? Does their work ruin their reputation? After working at a more commercially-minded firm, can I move to a more design-focused firm? What is the critical moment when you need to switch jobs? Does advancement come from staying at one firm for longer? Is it better to diversify your experience or is it best to focus on one thing in architecture? NAAD Archinect Midnight Charette Instagram

32. #84 - Having a Successful Architecture Firm with CEO & CFO of IR Architects, Ignacio & Lauren Rodriguez
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This week David and Marina are joined by Ignacio and Lauren Rodriguez, the CEO and CFO of IR Architects to discuss key tips to running a successful architecture practice, how real estate can empower architects, their journey from starting their firm six years ago to now, how to work with clients and consultants and more. If you have a small firm or are interested in starting your own firm, then this episode is for you! Enjoy!

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33. #83 - David Brodie, Architect and Emeritus Professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo & UC Berkeley
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This week David and Marina are joined by Architect and Emeritus Professor of Architecture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, David Brodie to discuss the iPhone, the education of design and architecture, David's journey from Cape Town South Africa to London, then Berkeley and San Luis Obispo, corruption in building development, how technology shapes creative thinking, keys to success, his friendships with Christopher Alexander & Denise Scott Brown and more. Enjoy!

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34. #82 - Dean of Architecture at Woodbury University, Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter
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This week David and Marina are joined by Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, Dean of Architecture at Woodbury University, to discuss the importance of diversity in design education, why the title of 'Architect' should become more inclusive, her upcoming paper on real estate development as a agent of social good, her experience at Venturi Scott Brown Architects and much more. Enjoy!

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35. #81 - Why People (Not You) Shouldn't Vote and How Mobile Photography Shapes Our Identities
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This week we have a ridiculous conversation about politics and voting, running in neighborhoods, drinking an excess of MCT oil instead of eating vegetables, the chaos of Apple stores and how technology has impacted photography, artifacts and how we identify ourselves. Enjoy!

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36. #80 - Marc J Neveu, Head of Architecture at Arizona State University and Executive Editor of the Journal of Architectural Education
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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 to discuss how architectural education can be improved, the role of the JAE today, timeless versus timely architecture, his journey to becoming a teacher, moving states and more. Enjoy!

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37. #79 - Ling Li, Financial Analyst at Lionsgate on All Things Movie-Related
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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 SNL, Ariana Grande, Bojack Horseman, Archer, Christopher Nolan and more. Enjoy!

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38. #78 - How Women & Minorities Can Receive Fair Treatment in the Workplace with Architect Elise McCurley
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This week we are joined by Architect Elise McCurley to discuss how equality and fair treatment of minorities and females can be achieved in architecture, what women and minorities can do in their offices to better ensure they receive opportunities deserved, 3d-printing, designing schools, the homeless problems of Los Angeles and SoCal culture. Elise is a Senior Job Captain at NAC Architecture. Enjoy!

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39. #77 - Building Stuff, Dwayne Johnson's Skyscraper Movie and Eating Meat
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This week David and Marina question if building / fabricating / construction experience is necessary to do good design, using SawStops and dado blades sets, Dwayne Johnson's Skyscraper movie, poodles in the wind, how chickens are made and being vegan (we are not vegan) and more. Enjoy!

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40. #76 - The Fontainebleau School of Music and Architecture with Nicholas Stanos, VP of Fine Arts
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This week we are joined by Nicholas Stanos, Architect and Vice President of Fine Arts of the Ecoles d'Art Americaines de Fontainebleau (The Fontainebleau School of Music and Architecture in France) to discuss the history of the study abroad program, what makes it unique, what students learn during their four weeks, what it was like for David and Nicholas who attended the school, and studying in the Fontainebleau Chateau and more. Enjoy! Learn more about the program and apply through the link below. 

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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 architecture.



41. #75 - Talking With Elderly Relatives & Why Design Schools Are Cults
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This week things get weird as David and Marina talk about millennials vs baby boomers, the challenges of talking with old relatives, why design schools are actually cults, using BIM programs and more. Enjoy!

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42. #73 - Wid Chapman, Architect & Former Chair of the Interior Design Department of Parsons The New School for Design
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This week we are joined by Architect Wid Chapman, Founding Principal of Wid Chapman Architects, Interior Design & Architecture teacher and Former Chair of the Interior Design Department at Parsons, The New School for Design. We discuss the differences between interior design and architecture (are there any?), teaching philosophies and pedagogies, strategies for learning design and how education has changed with recent technological advancements.

Wid has had his work featured in publications such as the New York Times & the Wall Street Journal, lectured globally and co-authored numerous books. 

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43. #72 - Let's Talk About Elon Musk & If Architecture Will Die
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This week David and Marina discuss Elon Musk's interview on the Joe Rogan Podcast, the death of architecture, augmented realities, owners of big trucks, engineering and design, visiting the DMV, gruff waiters and more. Enjoy!

Why Elon Musk's Hyerploop is a Bad Idea (starts at 43:16 of Episode #47) www.midnightcharette.com Instagram Architecture Article Elon Musk Interview

 



44. #71 - Karen Kubey, Housing and Health Expert, Urbanist and Architectural Editor
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This week David and Marina are joined by Karen Kubey, urbanist and architectural educator specializing in housing and health, to discuss affordable and public housing, the current volume of Architectural Design (AD), "Housing as Intervention: Architecture towards Social Equity," which she guest-edited and more. Enjoy!

www.karenkubey.net A+D Housing as Intervention www.midnightcharette.com Homeless Design Project

Karen Kubey co-founded the Architecture for Humanity NY chapter and New Housing NY, was the first executive director of the Institute for Public Architecture and recently collaborated with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the NYCHousing Authority.



45. #70 - Crazy Rich Asians and Why Downtown Disney's Planning is Terrible
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This week David and Marina discuss Crazy Rich Asians from an Asian perspective, was it that good?, why people have sympathy for the wealthy, montages that last way too long, why the land planning of Downtown Disney doesn't work, Disneyland as an architectural experience, yummy Italian food and Californians who drift when they walk. Enjoy!

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46. #69 - Sharon Zukin, Professor of Sociology, Brooklyn College & CUNY Graduate Center on the Tech. Industry, Modern Urban Life & Public Spaces
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This week David and Marina are joined by Sharon Zukin, Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College & the CUNY Graduate Center and the author of numerous books on modern urban life. The three discuss her upcoming book on the tech industry's impact on cities, the commodification of modern life, what makes a place authentic?, the pros and cons of privately managed public spaces, China, gentrification and more. Enjoy!

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47. #68 - The Culture Shock of Moving to California & Why Environmental Changes Aren't Taken Seriously
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This week David and Marina discuss the culture shock of moving to California, learning to drive, why environmental changes aren't taken seriously, the different egos in NYC and SoCal, the new weird trend of fake freckles, self-centered minorities and more!!

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48. #67 - Wendy W Fok, Architect & Founder of WE-DESIGNS on Academia, Technology & Real Estate
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This week Wendy W Fok, Architect & Founder of design firm, WE-DESIGNS joins us to discuss Hong Kong, her love/hate relationship with school, Princeton, Harvard, Bartlett, academia vs practice, working at Ralph Lauren, a bizarre Black Mirror-esque restaurant, technology's impact on social estrangement, a new real estate company that promotes local community and more!

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49. #66 - Confusing Short Films & Why Minimalism Today is Just Lazy Design
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This week David and Marina discuss that weird short film before the Incredibles 2, farting in theaters, actors who portray cgi characters, karaoke in k-town, "craft" in design & music, why the "sock shoe" approach to design and minimalism today is just lazy design!

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50. #65 - Alexia Beghi, Senior Architectural Designer at Gensler
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This week we are joined by Alexia Beghi, Senior Architectural Designer at Gensler to discuss visiting Chicago, traveling on the east coast, white rice meals in Las Vegas, imagining attacks in NYC, wild dreams on Zyrtec, honeymooning in France, onomatopoetic Yiddish, diets, what it's like to work at Gensler (2:25:50), designing retail stores in on 5th Avenue, Ballet & Architecture and more!

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51. #64 - Bizarre Bathroom Behavior, Why Instagram's New Office is Terrible & The Censorship of Architects
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This week David and Marina talk bizarre bathroom behaviors, visiting the Hearst Tower in NYC, snobs in elevators, why Instagram's new office design is terrible, curiosity in conversations, hosting interviews, why architects are censored and more!

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52. #63 - David Basulto, Founder, CEO & Editor-In-Chief of ArchDaily, The World's Most Visited Architecture Website
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This week we are joined by David Basulto - Founder, CEO and Editor-In-Chief of ArchDaily, The World's Most Visited Architecture Website - to discuss how news & design media impacts architecture, the team behind ArchDaily, why ArchDaily matters, current design styles & trends, globalization, the diminishing desirability of star-chitects, urban planning, data-driven designs and more!

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53. #62 - Kevin Wong, Photographer, Instagram Influencer & Architectural Designer
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This week are joined by Kevin Wong - Photographer, Instagram Influencer and Architectural Designer - to discuss living in Hong Kong, his journey from photographing as a hobby to shooting for companies like BMW, Leica, Nike and HypeBeast, becoming an Instagram Influencer, transforming wall furniture, photography tips, lessons from architecture school and more!

www.instagram.com/kevinwonka www.kevinwonka.com www.exd-lab.com www.midnightcharette.com Instagram

54. #61 - Is Branding Necessary? Materiality & Why Modern Construction is Perverse
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This week we talk racist tweets, censorship, Architect Odile Decq's belief in strong personalities and bold designs, "Is having a branding necessary?", visiting marble quarries, materiality, why modern construction is perverse, Norman Foster's Hearst Tower and more!

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55. #60 - Young Architect Michael Riscica on Passing the Architect Registration Exams and Entrepreneurial Advice
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This week we are joined by the "Young Architect" Michael Riscica! We discuss his crazy path to becoming a licensed architect, strategies for passing the architecture exams, NCARB, the AIA, gender issues in the profession, his entrepreneurial success, him biking across the country three times, selling Barbie dolls on amazon and much more! If you are a designer trying to pass your exams definitely check him out.

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56. #59 - Is Design Culture-Specific & Could Corbusier's Ronchamp be Designed in Revit?
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This week we talk 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?"

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57. #58 - David Briggs, Architect & Co-Founder of Gowanus by Design
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This week David Briggs, Architect and Co-Founder of Gowanus By Design joins us to discuss New York City in the 80s, gentrification, urban preservation, the planning challenges of Gowanus (a neighborhood in Brooklyn) and its severely polluted canal, designing better cities, wastewater treatment, painting and more! David is the founding principal of Loci Architecture.

www.lociarchitecture.com www.gowanusbydesign.org www.midnightcharette.com Instagram

58. #57 - French Architecture School & Vomit Omelettes
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This week we talk 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!

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59. #56 - Dong-Ping Wong, Architect & Founder of FOOD & +POOL (The World's First Water-Filtering Floating Pool)
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This week Architect Dong-Ping Wong, Founding Partner of FOOD joins us to discuss 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.

www.pluspool.org www.food-newyork.com www.midnightcharette.com Instagram

60. #55 - The 9/11 Development, Dance-Offs & Public Parks
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This week we discuss the 9/11 development, hurricane Sandy, privatizing public parks, comparing film-making to design, the subway crazy bike lady, FRIENDS and more!

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61. #54 - Franz Hoffman, Co-Founder of Fontself
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This week we are joined by Franz Hoffman the co-founder of Fontself, a plug-in that enables graphic designer to create custom fonts. We discuss 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!

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62. #53 - Surviving Design Critiques & The Challenges of Podcasting
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This week we talk "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.

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63. #52 - Architect & Writer Michael Sorkin on Urbanism, Teaching Design & Architecture
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This week we are joined by Michael Sorkin to discuss neighborhoods, gentrification, smart cities, city development, teaching design and more! Michael is an architect, educator and writer. He is the founder of Michael Sorkin Studio and Terreform - The Center for Advanced Urban Research, Director of the Masters of Urban Design Program at the City College of New York and has authored numerous books such as '20 Minutes in Manhattan'.

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64. #51 - Ben Meade, Design Director of Alloy Development on Architecture & Revamping Park Ave.
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This week Ben Meade, Design Director at Alloy Development joins us to discuss architecture, his work at Alloy, his crazy move to New York and his winning proposal with design group Maison to revamp Park Avenue in Manhattan as part of the design competition "Beyond The Centerline" hosted by the Fisher Brothers. 

www.maison.us.com  www.fbdesign.com  www.midnightcharette.com Instagram

65. #50 - Rude Monks & Why Kyoto Was 'Meh'
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This week we discuss visiting Japan: tourist traps, why Kyoto wasn't that great, the lamest monkey park ever, staying at a temple with rude monks, eating octopus on a stick and fatty tuna sushi that melts in your mouth!

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66. #49 - Japan's Butt-Cleaning Toilets, Clean Subways & Tasty Ramen
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This week we discuss our trip to Japan! Japan's amazingly clean public transportation systems and sidewalks, butt-cleaning toilets and the best ramen ever.

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67. #48 - Gender Equality in Architecture Offices & Why Social Media Divides Us
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This week: A survey of Norman Foster’s office shows it pays 10.5% more to its men and there are less women in senior positions (what do general surveys like this actually mean? Should we aim to have equal parts men and women in offices?), a re-useable tampon device, reacting to friends’ babies, the new social media app VERO, Instagram and President Obama’s opinion on why America is so divided. 

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68. #47 - Richard Meier: Accused of Sexual Assault & Elon Musk's Public Transportation Proposal
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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.

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69. #46 - Preservationists, Feminists & the Tallest Building Ever to be Demolished
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This week we discuss Chase Bank's plans to demolish it's current headquarters. Located in Midtown Manhattan, 270 Park Avenue will be the tallest building ever demolished. The problem? Preservationists, historians and feminists want it saved! The International Style building was designed by a female Architect and constructed in 1960. Should it be saved?

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70. #45 - Wire-Walking the WTC & the Hasidic Jewish Community in NYC
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This week we discuss Philippe Petit (the man who wire-walked between the WTC twin towers), how the french eat cheese, awkward encounters with former coworkers, shrimp hoarding old people, the fascinating and frightening community of the Hasidic Jews in New York (the Netflix documentary One of Us) and more!

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71. #44 - Why Black Panther Was Not That Amazing & Lost Designers Teaching Design
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This we discuss why Black Panther was great, but not as amazing as everyone says it is, annoying people in theaters, saluting Wakanda Forever, glitter poops, headless people, lost architects often want to teach design... but should they? and more!

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72. #43-2 - Nicky Chang, Program Director of the Non-Profit Architecture Practice Talks
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This week Architectural Designer and Program Director of the non-profit Architectural Practice Talks, Nicky Chang joins us to discuss her new position as the Head of Design & Strategy at a restaurant startup in NYC, running a non-profit for young designers, the benefits of doing a master's degree, quitting jobs, staying motivated and more! Learn more about APT at www.APTalks.org

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73. #43-1 - Nicky Chang, Program Director of the Non-Profit 'Architecture Practice Talks' for Young Designers
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This week Architectural Designer and a founding member of the non-profit Architectural Practice Talks, Nicky Chang joins us to discuss her new position as the Head of Design & Strategy at a restaurant startup in NYC, running a non-profit for young designers, the benefits of doing a master's degree, quitting jobs, staying motivated and more! Learn more about APT at www.APTalks.org

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74. #42 - Why Designers Should Travel, Does Architecture Matter? & Almost Dying in a Canyon
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This week we discuss the new 'hotel' business "Roam Innovative Workplace", traveling as a "local", almost dying in a canyon, bad neighborhood aesthetics, why architecture is important and ineffective, and more!

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75. #41-2 - Why Pinterest is Bad for Designers and Architecture School in Iran
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This week architectural and urban designer Mahshad Ahmadzadeh  discusses what it's like to be a woman in construction, architecture school in Iran, architects who don't practice architecture, why Pinterest is bad for designers, tv dating shows and more!

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76. #41-1 - Designer Mahshad Ahmadzadeh on the Gentrification of Cuba & Interior Design Construction!
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This week architectural and urban designer Mahshad Ahmadzadeh discusses traveling to Peru, Americans buying real estate in Cuba, the gentrification of communities, getting laid off, interior design offices, getting hit on through LinkedIn, working with all women, construction management and more!

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77. #40 - Should Prayer Be a Part of Public Schooling?
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This week we take a break from design to discuss a lighter topic... Religion! Recently a student in Louisiana sued her public school for forcing her to pray during class hours. Is this right?? 

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78. #39-2 - The Design Process of Fashion Designer Brett Gangs
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Part 2! We discuss why design partners are close-minded, Silicon Valley's tech people, apocalypse bunkers in New Zealand, the process of Gangs Studio, 'Is design wasteful and superfluous?', building and designing by hand and much more!

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79. #39-1 - Fashion Designer Brett Gangs on Design Competitions and #MeToo
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This week we are joined by Fashion Designer Brett Gangs, Partner of Gangs Studio. The three discuss fashion design school and industry, luxury brands, fast-fashion companies, the #metoo and #timesup movements, designing on a budget, design competitions, craftsmanship, the best glues for model building and more!

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80. #38 - Dirty Vegan Roommates and Hipsters Have Ruined Design!
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This week we discuss bible-reading racist & dirty vegan roommates, dead pets in freezers, 'Is WeLive worth it?', bullshit pilates, woodshedding, David thinks hipsters have ruined design and much more!

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81. #37 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the Genius of John Williams
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This week we review Star Wars: The Last Jedi, epic movie soundtracks, discuss the genius of John Williams (composer of Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Jaws), ethnicity, mean Chinese teachers, novice musicians and David gives his thoughts on Wonder Woman's appearance in the Justice League!

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82. #36 - Hitchhiking, Bra Trees and Boob Jobs
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The girls episode! This week Marina sits down with Architects Iti Pawha and Jasmine Fox to discuss hitchhiking in Ireland, Guinness, bra trees, boob jobs, weight gains, Japanese nude baths, 'the three rules for tattoos', cannibalistic dreams, fortune telling and more!

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83. #35 - PT Student Christine Mar on Competitive Gymnastics and Sports Surgeries
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This week David sits down with guests Christine Mar and Justin Nuckles. Christine is a former level 10 gymnast and is currently getting her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in NYC. The three discuss the world of competitive gymnastics, sports injuries, surgeries, physical therapy, the GMAT, MBAs, kids sports and much more!

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84. #34 - Monday's Pipe Bombing in NYC and the Misuse of Eminent Domain
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This week we discuss Monday's pipe bombing in NYC, group mentalities, annoying people who talk about sports teams, "Are the Olympics a waste of resources?", icons & city development, eminent domain, developer & political corruption in the development of the Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets, stadium designs and more!

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85. #33 - Cinema and Why the iPhone X is a Huge Improvement
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This week we discuss whether or not Santa is a pedophile, holidays, traveling, Thor Ragnorak, Eyes Wide Shut, the comparisons between cinema & architecture, advancements in technology & design, and David shares his thoughts on his new iPhone X!

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86. #32 - Architect Richard Lee on Design Education and Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall
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This week's guest is California Architect Richard Lee. Richard has practiced Architecture for over 30 years and has experience in a wide variety of building types. He currently holds his own practice in Southern California. David and Richard discuss the UFC, Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor, DC & Marvel comics, using social media to become successful, problems in design education today, the specialization of Architecture, Houzz, bad clients, Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall and much more.

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87. #31 - Tech Team Leader Kevin Kwan on Work Productivity and Pointless Microwave Buttons
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Guest of the week Kevin Kwan currently leads the technology team at an executive recruiting agency. This week David and Kevin talk website design templates, work productivity, team management, social development, 'Is competition good for kids?', social media. useless microwave buttons, iPhone X, new technologies and more!

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88. #30-2 - Architect Iti Pawha on Architecture Graduate School and Firm Organization
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This week's guest is Iti Pawha. Iti is an Architect in New York currently working on multi-story residential projects across the country. Iti was born in India, educated in Singapore and in the US. The three discuss indy cinema, 80s aesthetics, is architecture graduate school worth it?, firm organization, visas, immigration and much more!

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89. #30-1 - Architect Iti Pawha on Singapore and Single-Party Governments
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This week's guest is Iti Pawha. Iti is an Architect in New York currently working on multi-story residential projects across the country. Iti was born in India, educated in Singapore and in the US. The three discuss India, Singapore, the benefits of international schools, architecture, single-party governments, dating and much more!

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90. #29-2 - Accidentally Going to a Gay Bar and Why Are Architects Underpaid?
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This week features Pierce Clark. Pierce is a New York real estate developer and architectural designer, currently working for one of the top real estate companies in New York City. The three discuss development and architecture, the low salaries of architects, dating in nyc, gay bars, office party drag shows and much more!

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91. #29-1 - NYC Developer Pierce Clark on the Profession of Architecture
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This week features Pierce Clark. Pierce is a New York real estate developer and architectural designer, currently working for one of the top real estate companies in New York City. The three discuss development and architecture, the problems of the profession of architecture, the suburbs, social media, muscle gains, Disney characters, groping and more!

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92. #28 - Encounters with Racists on the Subway and Design Presentations
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This week we discuss bathroom problems, going commando, David is on crutches, crazy stupid racists on the subway, architecture reviews, design presentations, bad critics, design education and much more!

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93. #27 - Architect Jasmine Kelly on Silent Meditation for 10 Days
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This week's guest is NYC Architect and pilates instructor Jasmine Kelly. Jasmine discusses pilates, meditating & not talking for ten days, the differences between men & women employees, architecture theses & reviews, sibling pranks, crazy people on the subway and much more!

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94. #26 - Review: Blade Runner 2045 and Hipster Aesthetics
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This week we talk smuggling cocaine, fires in California, deaths of famous architects, the problem with modern architecture today, power trips & creepy guys, Blade Runner 2045 is slow and amazing, nostalgic hipster aesthetics, Halloween and much more!

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95. #25 - Spreading Ashes in Hawaii and Why Marriage is Bull****
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This week we discuss kombucha, David almost pooping his pants, spreading ashes in Hawaii, 'Is marriage bullshit?', staying awake for 68 hours, staring in mirrors, critiquing the new LEGO House designed by BIG Architects and much more!

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96. #24 - Ridiculous Spinning Classes
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This week's special guest Roy Baker, New York architect and teacher. David, Marina and Roy discuss the absurdity of spinning classes in NYC, why the iphone 8 is pointless, Roy's experience of fashion week in Paris, sex issues in Silicon Valley, murdering goldfish, adopting dogs in Brooklyn, the documentary 'What The Health!' and much more!

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97. #23 - Tech Team Leader Kevin Kwan on Scuba Diving with Sharks and Nut-Punching Kangaroos
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Special Guest Kevin! This week David and Kevin discuss visiting 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!

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98. #22 - Visiting Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water
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We are BACK! This week we discuss shit-show California, superficial people in NYC, expensive weddings, natural disasters, recycling, staring at the sun, visiting Falling Water, Frank Lloyd Wright and much more!

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99. #21 - Gender Fluidity and Swimming in the NYC East River
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The mini-episode! Shooting down nukes, Michael Jackson, gender fluidity, Bruce/Caitlin Jenner, Swimming in the NYC East River, masturbating in the Public Hotel, white supremacy, maids and bad subway ads.

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100. #20 - Visiting the Hamptons and Air-Quality Sensors for the Office
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This week we cover our trip to 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!

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101. #19 - Living in a Virtual Reality and Ash Wednesday
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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.

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102. #18 - Sex in the Standard Hotel and Gentrification in NYC
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This week we discuss 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), the design of the High Line, sex & voyeurism in the Standard Hotel, private versus public schooling, educational equality, being wealthy versus successful, and "Is luxury Architecture evil?"

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103. #17 - Homosexuals in NYC and Elon Musk's Hyperloop Transportation
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Drake's Face, Gays in NYC, Tidal Waves and Weirdos on the Subway, Vomiting Babies, SHoP Architects, Elon Musk's Hyperloop Transportation System, Punching Kids, Farting in Space, Buying Tomatillos & Beans.

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104. #16 - Review: The 2017 MOMA PS1 Architecture Installation
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Part 2 of the Design Companion! This week our review of the 2017 MoMA PS1 Architecture Installation "Lumen" (by Jenny Sabin Studio) continues. The discussion goes deep, comparing architecture to mathematics, questioning fancy design writing and tackling issues of aesthetic consistency, being honest, improving yourself as a designer and advancing the profession of design.

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105. #15 - The 2017 MOMA PS1 Installation and Driverless Future Challenge Competition
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This week we discuss nose picking, eating dinner at the office, being denied samples at Ample Hills Ice Cream, felt & poop art, French Independence Day (Bastille Day) & bathroom stall types & etiquette. This week's Design Companion covers the 2017 MOMA PS1 Architecture Installation "Lumen" by Jenny Sabin Studio, and the four finalists of New York City's "Driverless Future Challenge" competition who envision what New York City would be like with autonomous cars: "sAVe" by IBI Group, "Public Square" by FXFOWLE Architects, "Urban Oasis" by Lily Shi, Yodai Yasunaga, Jiaming Zhang & "QueueY" by Daniel Hui, Danil Nagy, Spencer Wright. Congrats to all the finalists and winners!

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106. #14 - Why Apple's New Campus Doesn't Suck
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This week we discuss the Wired article, "If You Like Cities, Apple's New Campus Sucks", Apple's New Headquarters and the Problems it will Cause, Suburban & Urban Cities, Cursing in French, Speaking with Accents: Bjarke Ingels & Mathew McConaughey & What it is Like to Be Bilingual.

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107. #13 - Santiago Calatrava's $4 BILLION Transportation Hub
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Jazz Musician Don Ellis, Playing the Trumpet, Review of Wonder Woman Movie, People Who Dress Weird, Architects Who Pretend to be Designers, Review of Santiago Calatrava's NYC Transportation Hub "The Occulus", Frank Lloyd Wright Versus Architecture Now, Designing in the Computer Versus by Drawing Hand, Pre-Computer Generation Architects, Design & Pointless Meetings

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108. #12-2 - How to Interview For a Design Job
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How to Get Hired, Tips for Young Designers: What Firms to Apply to, How to Apply, Your Portfolio, The Interview, Salary & Your First Day at the Office

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109. #12-1 - Wonder Woman and How Designers Can Get Hired!
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How to Get Hired, Tips for Young Designers: What Firms to Apply to, How to Apply, Your Portfolio, The Interview, Salary & Your First Day at the Office | The Alamo Drafthouse's 'Women-Only' Screening of Wonder Woman

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110. #11 - Hipsters In Urban Research? and Sexism in Architecture
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Mayor Bill de Blasio's Plan for Homeless Shelters in NYC, Planet Fitness, Urban Research & Hipsters, Racism & Princeton's Admissions Office, Diversity in Colleges, Architect Dorte Mandrup on Female Architects, Sexism in Architecture, Awards for Minorities, Subway Story of the Week

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111. #10 - Homeless Shelter Designs and Visiting Detroit
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Celebrities in New York, Peter Marino, Traveling to Detroit, Suburbia, The Homeless, Project Critiques: Pod Vending Machine Skyscraper by Haseef Raiei | The Six Housing for Homeless and Disabled Veterans, Los Angeles by Brooks + Scarpa

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112. #09-2 - Design Competitions and Elon Musk's Underground Cars
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Design Competitions, Maya Lin, 2017 Met Gala Fashion (Bella Hadid, Rihanna, Kendall Jenner, Nicki Minaj), Goods and Merchandise Delivery Systems, Concept Cars, Elon Musk's Underground Car Proposal

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113. #09-1 - Urban Farming and Architecture Project Reviews
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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

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114. #08 - Blondes Visiting China and WTF is Glamping?
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Bathroom Etiquette, Blondes in China, Traveling, Aliens, Glamping, Amazon Echo, Customer Service, Superheros, Bees, Beyonce

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115. #07 - Selfie Drones and Self-Driving Cars
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DNA Ethnicity Testing, Fit Bits, Selfie Drones, Fashionable People, Googleplex, Apple's New Campus, Self-Driving Cars, Architecture, Urban Design

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116. #06 - Weirdos on the Subway and Sexism at Work
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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

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117. #05 - Chinese College Students and Fake Hype
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"Ching Chong Ling Long", Chinese in Colleges, Youtubers, Makeup 'Artists', Fashion Designers, Fake Hype, Leaving Offices

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118. #04 - Our Crazy Trip to France and Le Corbusier's Chapel
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Glamour Babies, Traveling to France, French Food & Architecture, Corbusier’s Ronchamp Chapel, Marseille, Paris vs NYC

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119. #02 - Office Security Cameras and Design Studio Culture
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Voyeurism and Security, Studio Culture, Digital Art at the Whitney Museum & Virtual Reality, Rendering & New Technology in Design

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120. #03 - Should Design Students Do Internships?
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Jello Shots, Partying, Architecture School in France, Student Internships, Design

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121. #01 - Introduction & Awkward Karate
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Introduction, Amenities in the Office, UFC 207, Crappy Judo, Awkward Karate, Eating Horses, House Pets, Having Kids

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