3D Printing Fashion for the Human Body / Julia Koerner

In this episode, we talk about what inspires her to create beautiful designs and where she first got the inspiration to become a designer from. We talk about her years in school, and her experience working in many different countries as well as meeting some of her mentors. She goes deep into her creative process and what software she currently uses. We talk about how she gets the amazing collaborations that she has and how she landed the Marvel collaboration to design a costume for Black Panther. We then talk about her opinion on the future of technology and architecture, and finally why she loves being a professor at UCLA. She also gives some great insight into the not so pretty side of collaborations and talks about some of her struggles.

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A Professor's Perspective on the Educational System / Michael Young

In this episode, Michael and I talk about how important it is for design schools to primarily teach design, because all the projects talk about the real world, even if sometimes we believe that schools don’t teach us enough. We talk about his experience as a student, and how he believes that waiting 2-4 years before going to graduate school is the most beneficial decision. He talks about how his teaching experience has given him the ability to continue learning, year after year, from his students, and how he applies that knowledge into his firm Young & Ayata. We talk a little bit about exactly when he realized that he wanted to create his own studio and why it was so important for him to have a work partner, whom he could trust in order to build something together.

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How to Design More Intuitively with Digital Tools / Alvin Huang

In this episode, we talk about technologggyyyy! Yeah, that’s right, we talk about a text Alvin wrote not too long ago, where he characterized the intersection between technology and intuition as “techne.” He believes that we should start seeing technology as a provocation (as a means) instead of as a solution (as an ends). He raises the question of what it means for architects and designers to be able to intuitively and knowledgeably using digital tools for fabrication and for designing. We also talk about the term “parametricism” and about how pattern, a focus of his studies for a long time, is actually an architectural device that can communicate a lot for people and its environment. We also talk about pattern for the sake of aesthetics is a waste of time. Don’t forget to listen to this episode!

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Composing a Playful Architecture Through Images / Andrew Kovacs

In this episode, Andrew and I talk about his life-long project called Archive of Affinities, he tells all of us how and why he started the longest projects of his career yet. He describes the relationship he has found along useless images as he calls it, to the architectural field, and how this archive can be of great help for designers to understand architecture better. We talk about his process, how he finds an image and then proceeds to scan it and publish it. We also talk about what he has learned through the archive and how he brought that knowledge with him to do amazing projects for his studio, Studio Kovacs. He then talks about why architecture should be playful and communicative, instead of boring and dull and finally, how we must have fun doing what we love and pursue it.

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Exposing Yourself to New Circumstances / Nicolas Turchi

In this episode we talk about her experience attending the top two universities in the United States, Columbia and Harvard. She tells me about how her and her partner Dwayne Oyler started Oyler Wu Collaborative together by basically making ends meet financially only to pay rent and to survive while they felt amazingly motivated to continue working on projects even if they didn’t even a client and she explains how the dedication and hard work has paid off over the years. She talks a little bit about what it is like to have the same partner in life and in work. She also tells the story of how she started LACE, her 3D printed jewelry lane that has grown amazingly over the years. Finally, she gives her best piece of advice to you guys, studying architecture right now or even recent graduates, to learn that school should be the place to study different ideas, you do not need to know exactly who you are now. I loved this conversation, I loved Jenny’s positivism and openness to tell her story with all of you. I cannot wait to hear what you all think!

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Asking the Right Questions in Architecture / Jenny Wu

In this episode we talk about her experience attending the top two universities in the United States, Columbia and Harvard. She tells me about how her and her partner Dwayne Oyler started Oyler Wu Collaborative together by basically making ends meet financially only to pay rent and to survive while they felt amazingly motivated to continue working on projects even if they didn’t even a client and she explains how the dedication and hard work has paid off over the years. She talks a little bit about what it is like to have the same partner in life and in work. She also tells the story of how she started LACE, her 3D printed jewelry lane that has grown amazingly over the years. Finally, she gives her best piece of advice to you guys, studying architecture right now or even recent graduates, to learn that school should be the place to study different ideas, you do not need to know exactly who you are now. I loved this conversation, I loved Jenny’s positivism and openness to tell her story with all of you. I cannot wait to hear what you all think!

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Solving Complexities Through Computational Tools / Arturo Tedeschi

Arturo Tedeschi is an architect, independent researcher and computational designer, since 2004 complemented professional practice in Italy with a personal research on parametric design, focusing on relationships between architecture and new design tools. In 2010 he published “Architettura Parametrica”, a bestseller book on parametric design, translated into english as “Parametric Architecture with Grasshopper” in 2011. In the same year he worked at Zaha Hadid Architects in London. In 2011 he founded A > T a cloud based office which provides computational design services and training for architects, designers and companies.

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Mixing Your Passion with Architecture / Zoe Russian Moreno

Zoe Russian is an experimental architect that is currently focusing on Graphics & Visualizations, visual effects, animations, previs, and post-production. She aspires to improve herself as a designer and continues to learn about the CGI world as much as she can in every way possible. From CG conferences to online classes. She constantly experiments with software, and therefore her style is defined by what she is currently 'ticking' with. However; detail and story-telling with each project is her ultimate goal. 

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Overcoming the Struggles in the Career / Dinorah Martinez Schulte

Today we have a very special guest, someone that we have seen grow in their professional career and personal life through our constant contact in social media, Dinorah Martinez Schulte. She is a Mexican architect that graduated from la Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City with a specialization in Creative Design Code from CENTRO.  She has worked with amazing firms like arquitectura 911, Sordo Madaleno, MAD Architects in China, Rojkind Arquitectos, and 3ARCH. We contacted her because she has done many conferences which she titles “The Utopian Architect” and we wanted to know what it was all about.

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How Can Sketching Make Us Better Designers? / David Drazil

David Drazil is a young architect and artist from the Czech Republic, based in Prague. He has a  passion for visual presentation of architecture; he shares tips & tricks on architectural sketching and creates freebies and educational resources on how to #SketchLikeAnArchitect. He is an online teacher, author, external lecturer AND the founder of SketchLikeAnArchitect.com. He has an engaging community of over 90,000 only on Instagram currently, and has thousands of students taking his sketching courses.

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Can Form Challenge the Status Quo? / Davis Richardson

FIND US ON SPOTIFY, ITUNES AND ANCHOR! / Episode 01 /Davis Richardson is a Masters Fellow at University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a Bachelor on Interior Design from Harding University. He has been featured in podcasts, lectures and conferences, and has even appeared on the TED Talks stage, with his talk: Beyond Sustainable Architecture. He has a book out, called Going Tiny and is known in the architecture community for his innovative Tiny House on Wheels. This is a very interesting conversation, we talk about his background on interior design and how this has enabled him to expand his knowledge as a designer. We touch upon form, and how it can challenge the status quo in our society.Davis also gives his personal insights and advice for architecture students. Let the talk BEGIN!

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