99% Invisible

Recently I discovered a series of Podcasts relating to design and quickly became an avid listener…. I felt this would be perfect to write my next blog post on as it has become a huge part of my architectural thinking in recent months.

Presented by Roman Mars, 99% Invisible is described on its website as ‘a tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world.

It is true that all of these podcasts are relevant to architecture as they enforce you to look at design as a whole. However, if you do not have the time to listen to them all I have devised a list of the most architecturally significant in my opinion. I will continue to update this as I work my way through the episodes.

To find out what all the fuss is about follow this link: http://99percentinvisible.org/

My favourite Episodes:
139: Edge of your seat
134: The straight line is a godless line
132: Castle on the Park
129: Thomassons
128: Hacking Ikea
126: Walk this way
123: Snowflake
122: Good Egress
116: Breaking the bank
114: Ten thousand years
112: Young ruin
110: Structural Integrity
94: Unbuilt
93: Revolving doors
92: All the buildings
86: Reversal of fortune
80: An architects code
73: The Zanzibar and other building poems
72: New old town
66: Kowloon walled city
64: Derelict dome
58: Purple Reign
56: Frozen Music
53: The Xanadu effect
52: Galloping Gertie
40: Deafspace
39: The Darth Vader family courthouse
35: Elegy for WTC
34: The speed of light for building pyramids
32: Design for airports
29: Cul de sac
27: Bridge to the sky
21: BLDGBLOG: On sound
19: Liberation squares + NY Dick
17: Concrete furniture
12: 99% Guilt free
11: 99% Undesigned
09: 99 % Private

Overall, I hope this becomes a useful tool encouraging us to constantly look and question not only the aspects of design we can touch and feel but, what also seems invisible at first.

(Post in progress)


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