S01E03 Paul Rosenblatt

This week on the podcast we have Paul Rosenblatt of Springboard Design. In addition to being the principal there, he also writes (curates?) several blogs:

Vinyl Record Architect [http://www.vinylrecordarchitect.com/]
Museum Architect [http://www.museumarchitect.org/]
Open Space Thinking [http://www.openspaceopenthinking.com/]

… and Springboard’s projects are featured this book [http://brettyasko.com/category/books-magazines/14-every-building/]

Floor plan of Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye (with the geometry derived from the capabilities of cars)

From the Wikipedia entry for the Hampton Grease Band: “[it] is apocryphally said to have been the second-lowest selling album in Columbia’s history, second only to a Maharishi Mahesh yoga instructional record.

Paul’s picks for feeding your vinyl addiction: Galaxie Electronics and Jerry’s Records.

Waterplay at the Children’s Museum

Bird theater at the National Aviary (with geometry derived from the capabilities of birds)

The Teenie Harris archive at the Carnegie Museum of Art. [http://teenie.cmoa.org/]

The case for saving the American Folk Art Museum …[http://places.designobserver.com/feature/please-save-modernism-and-the-folk-art-museum/37865/]

and the case for getting rid of it. [http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/features/saltz/architecture-killed-the-folk-art-museum5-12-11.asp]

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S01E02 Dan Rothschild

In this episode of Design: interviewed, I chat with Dan Rothschild of the Rothschild Doyno Collaborative. As always, links are below to people and projects that we bring up.

We talk a lot about his Design Sketchbook process. Here’s a link to some examples of what the sketches in those books look like. [http://rdcollab.com/sketchbook.html]

A book featuring the work of his firm, Urban Alchemy by Dr. Mindy Fullilove comes out in June 2013. Find out more (including how to get a signed copy) here. [http://www.designcenterpgh.org/designallies/special-projects/behind-the-magic-of-urban-alchemy/]

The Almono Plan. [http://rdcollab.com/places_almono.html]

Here are some of the famous “top down” urban design models we brought up:

Le Corbusier’s Radiant City. Pictured is his plan for Paris, another very early and very famous “top-down” plan.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Broadacre City. Note the personal helicopters shuttling people between the buildings sprawled out over the landscape.

The plan of Washington, D.C., by L’Enfant.

The Dinwiddie Triangle Project. [http://rdcollab.com/process_library_dinwiddie_story.html]

The Avenue Apartments, story-telling through street level plaques. [http://rdcollab.com/places_braddock.html]

The wikipedia page for Rem Koolhaas talks about his interest in “cross-programming”. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rem_Koolhaas]

S01E01 Eric Fisher

This very first episode of Design: interviewed features Eric Fisher. He was kind enough to let me into his self-designed home, which is also his office. Click any of the following images to learn more about the projects and people we bring up in the interview.

Eric Fisher’s Residence

The Getty Museum, designed by Richard Meier

The wikipedia page for Richard Meier, “whose rationalist buildings make prominent use of the color white”.

The unbuilt Edgar House

The Irwin Studio

Maya Lin’s website, whose work comes up in the discussion of weaving landscape and architecture. [www.mayalin.com]

The Emerald Art Glass House, which looms large, both physically and metaphorically.

In case you are not familiar with Frank Gehry’s style, here’s a link to a Google image search that should give you some idea. [http://www.google.com/images?q=frank+gehry+architecture]