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Durbar Court, London Night Waves: Building Words
Night Waves commissioned three writers to give their responses to three of the London Open House venues.
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John Pawson Night Waves: John Pawson
Following a commission from Marks & Spencer, Pawson reveals why he thinks the British shopper is ready for his austere style of architectural design.
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Rem Koolhaas Night Waves: Rem Koolhaas
Influential Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas talks about his latest and largest project - a new headquarters for China Central Television in Beijing.
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Whiteley Primary School, Hampshire - photograph by P Carter Night Waves: school architecture
On the eve of a nationwide program of school-building, Isabel Hilton and her guests discuss what makes a well-designed school.
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Peter & Alison Smithson Night Waves: the Smithsons
A discussion of the 'new brutalist' architecture of Peter & Alison Smithson.
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Cambridge architecture New architecture in Cambridge
A twenty minute walk around architectural developments in Cambridge. (Broadcast 14/11/03)
Watch a slideshow of photographs of some of the new buildings discussed
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Frank Gehry Interview with Frank Gehry
Interview broadcast on the eve of the opening of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
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Interior of Guggenheim Museum, New York Night Waves Landmarks: The Guggenheim Museum, New York
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Rem Koolhaas Sounding the Century - Rem Koolhaas
'London - the only city that combines the damaged, the europhobic, the village and the metropolis'
Listen to the programme [Oct '99]
Richard MacCormac Night Waves: The value of architecture
The debate broadcast from RIBA, with Richard MacCormac, Amanda Levete, Paul Finch, Michael Cassidy and Roger Madelin
Listen to the programme [June '03]
I.M.Pei John Tusa interviews I.M.Pei
"The most important ingredient for an architect to do a good building is to have a good client..."
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Renzo Piano John Tusa interviews Renzo Piano
"Architecture is not just about making good solid buildings, it's also about telling stories in some way... because buildings talk.."
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Nicholas Grimshaw John Tusa interviews Nicholas Grimshaw
"No amount of hot air in terms of description and so on can let people escape from buildings which actually don't really work."
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Daniel Libeskind Daniel Libeskind
Daniel Libeskind on 'Work in Progress' discusses his proposed extension to the V& A Museum, London.[Jan '01]
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Rotterdam Night Waves : The Architecture of Rotterdam
'It's a city that realises.. that this notion of being a place where people work - big factories, big boats - is coming to an end'
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Harry Gugger Harry Gugger
Harry Gugger talks about working on the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in Deptford.[March 02]
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Building the Future Building the Future
'... any building that is exploring adventurously an opening space is a building of the future'
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[Sept 99]
Daniel Libeskind Proms Lecture 2002 - Daniel Libeskind
'You couldn't really have a spatial experience of any meaningful kind without remembering the past...and without having a future'
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Frank Gehry The Towns that Frank Built
'Goethe once described architecture as "frozen music" - a fitting description of [the Walt Disney Concert Hall] that Frank Gehry designed'
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Le Corbusier Swimming towards the Sun
'Le Corbusier stands out, even today...there's no other architect alive today who's even his near equal'
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Listen to...Night Waves Debate: "This house believes that Prince Charles has been good for architecture"
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