My guest this week is Peter Rees, now Professor of Places and City Planning at The Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London.
Before returning to the Bartlett in 2014, Peter was, for nearly 30 years, the Chief Planning Officer in the City of London. Over this time he oversaw the architectural transformation of the Square Mile.
In this week’s episode we find out which architect used a model of a stealth bomber as his inspiration. We talk about egos and editing; Penarth and Powerpoint. We ask why London Mayors are obsessed with changing the design of buses.
We find out how James Stirling called meetings and discover which influential architect would like to sleep – or pretend to sleep – in meetings.
Architecture Masters is a new podcast series about the people shaping our cities – a series of short conversations with some of architecture’s leading lights.
For the pilot episode we speak to RIBA Manser Medal-winning architect Carl Turner about what it’s like to build, then sell your dream home.
We talk about gentrification in Brixton, the threat from Brexit and why architects are always moving offices. From a brutalist carpark in Peckham to temporary buildings in Tokyo, we talk about how long buildings should last and why architects have to take risks to get ahead.
Architecture Masters is a new podcast about the people behind the buildings: a series of short conversations with some of architecture’s leading lights
These are the people quietly shaping our cities – all hugely respected within the architectural profession, yet somehow their modest profile often belies the impact they have on the world around us. Continue reading “Building Something New”