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All Things Considered

Museum Asks Visitors To Listen To New York's Buildings

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Iconic architecture, long a subject for academics and designers, is being explored with sound in a new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York.

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All Things Considered

Italian Architects Look To Replicate NY High Line Success In Rome

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The pedestrian and cyclist path would make use of a one-mile stretch of abandoned, elevated concrete track. "You are still in the city," Renzo Piano says, "but you are flying above the city."

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Morning Edition

Architect Renzo Piano: The Future Of Europe's Cities Is In The Suburbs

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

In the 1960s and '70s, Piano was involved in the battle to revive decaying historic centers of cities. Now the Pritzker Prize-winning architect is fighting to save their often desolate outskirts.

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99% Invisible

155- Palm Reading

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

design, city, landscape, tree, palm, architecture, California, Los Angeles

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All Things Considered

Living Small In The City: With More Singles, Micro-Housing Gets Big

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Single people represent the fastest growing category of households in the U.S. That's made small dwellings — from micro-apartments to stand-alone tiny houses, a niche force in the real estate market.

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Morning Edition

Not A Group House, Not A Commune: Europe Experiments With Co-Housing

Monday, February 16, 2015

From urban high-density housing to rural communal living, Europeans are using the principle of co-housing — in which neighbors share space and resources, depending on their needs.

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Morning Edition

A Community Takes On Racial Tensions Once Hidden Under The Surface

Friday, February 13, 2015

People move to Austin's Mueller neighborhood to become part of a progressive community. But some black residents say they haven't always felt welcome — so Mueller decided to do something about it.

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Morning Edition

A Chicago Community Puts Mixed-Income Housing To The Test

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Chicago plans to replace its Lathrop Homes public housing project with a mix of condos and affordable housing. Residents say it doesn't need a revamp — and that the overhaul will displace too many.

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99% Invisible

150- Under The Moonlight

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

In 1885, Austin, Texas was terrorized by a serial killer known as the Servant Girl Annihilator.  The murderer was never actually found, but he claimed eight victims, mostly black servant girls, all attacked in the dark of night. The very,

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WQXR Blog

Five Dramatic New Concert Halls to Watch For

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Now that the curtain has risen on the new Philharmonie de Paris, here are five more building projects to look forward to over the next few years.
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Studio 360

It’s a Giant Dirt Igloo – Want to Buy It?

Thursday, January 08, 2015

An architect designing a lunar colony for NASA discovered that the dome-shaped buildings could work as inexpensive housing here on Earth.

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99% Invisible

147- Penn Station Sucks

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

New Yorkers are known to disagree about a lot of things. Who’s got the best pizza? What’s the fastest subway route? Yankees or Mets? But all 8.5 million New Yorkers are likely to agree on one thing: Penn Station sucks.

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All Things Considered

After Uprising, A Struggle To Restore Tunisia's Ancient Emblems

Friday, January 02, 2015

Preservationists are struggling to renew the ancient Medina in Tunis — one of the oldest Arab Muslim cities and a warren of elegant doorways, fountains and faded palaces mansions.

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99% Invisible

143- Inflatable Men

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

You see them on street corners, at gas stations, at shopping malls. You see them at blowout sales and grand openings of all kinds. Their wacky faces hover over us, and then fall down to meet us, and then rise up again. Their bodies flop. They flail. -

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Building Up, Slowing Down, and Preserving Neighborhoods

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Loretta Napoleoni on The Islamic State. Anthony Flint’s new biography of Le Corbusier. William Powers embraces minimalism in New York. Patchy zoning laws in Greenwich Village.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Le Corbusier: Pioneer of Modern Architecture

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Le Corbusier used architecture to try and raise quality of life for people in urban slums, but his legacy is controversial. 

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For Greener Skyscrapers, Basic Building Materials Are Being Reinvented

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Can wood replace steel in a 70-story skyscraper? Architects and biochemists at Cambridge think so. Meanwhile at MIT, rethinking cement is cutting down carbon emissions.

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Studio 360

ISIS’s War on Culture

Friday, November 07, 2014

As ISIS has rampaged across Syria and Iraq, they’ve destroyed irreplaceable artifacts from the cradle of civilization.

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99% Invisible

139- Edge of Your Seat

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

“A Chair is a difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier.” — Mies van der Rohe. The chair presents an interesting design challenge, because it is an object that disappears when in use. The person replaces the chair.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

25 Years in 25 Days (2009): NYC's Parks and Pathways Re-Imagined

Monday, October 27, 2014

Since the first section of Chelsea's High Line Park opened in 2009, it has become an icon of abandoned urban space reclaimed and repurposed.

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