You can now listen to a selection of our texts in collaboration with curio.io.
By Geoff Manaugh
The phrase 'Nakatomi space' refers to the film Die Hard to cover the parallel service architecture within contemporary space, an alternative layer of the interior. Listen to Geoff Manaugh's analysis of the use of unconventional spaces by clicking on the link below.
THE HIDDEN PERSUADER
By Christopher Turner
The Viennese psychologist Ernest Dichter parlayed Freud's ideas about desire into the American dream of endless consumption. Christopher Turner looks at how Dichter established modern marketing and designed desire. Listen by clicking on the link below.
By Oscar Wilde
People's desire for beautiful things is best met by honouring the handicraftsmen who make the "vessels of everyday use", argued Wilde on his tour of America in 1882. Objects made carefully by an honest workman increase in beauty. Click on the link below to listen.
BUILDING SIGHTS: BOEING 747
By Norman Foster
Lord Foster, renowned airport designer and pilot, argues that the Boeing 747 is, in fact, a work of architecture rather than just design; it is like a modern office block with a fixed shell and movable interior - and it flies! Click on the link to listen.