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Mar 2, 2016 NaturalsCool
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It’s not everyday that you hear a success story that’s changing the face of our cities. In this podcast we speak with David Basulto, founder and editor in chief of Archdaily to hear his personal story. David and his partner grew the most widely read architecture website in the world; 300 000 daily readers and about 70 million page views per month. It's fun, smart and informative. see more at www.naturalscool.com Find David and Archdaily www.archdaily.com
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Vernon Collis tenaciously questions how we see and do things as architects and engineers. We spoke with him about his fierce and thorough inquiry of his own views and those of the building industry. Vernon Collis has developed an integrated design consultancy that specialises in resource efficient, sustainable design for developing countries. His multidisciplinary architectural and engineering practice works on projects throughout Africa.... see more at www.naturalscool.com Find Vernon Collis...
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Jan 19, 2016 NaturalsCool
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Péter Pozsár, Orsi Janota and the core team from Hello Wood are reshaping architectural education as you read this. We spoke with them about their cutting edge approach and future visions. During their week-long Summer University in the beautiful Hungarian countryside near Budapest, students from around the globe connect, learn, laugh, party, create and explore a practical way of gaining knowledge and real experience; otherwise known as ‘experiential learning’ on the job... see more at...
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Listen to this motivating story of a sculptor who takes action on his insights. Known for his remarkably intricate plant sculptures, Nic Bladen is an acclaimed South African jeweller and sculptor. His dream is to create complete libraries of plant sculptures, which preserve and record the biodiversity and beauty of different plant landscapes for future generations. What's striking about Nic's biography is his passion and commitment to his life and work. His uniquely individual direction is...
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Nov 11, 2015 NaturalsCool
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Listen to this uplifting story of how one woman's resourceful creativity has created a thriving business that a community of women and their families can depend on. Doron Shaltiel from Quazi Design innovates with up-cycled waste paper magazines to create beautiful design pieces, jewellery, interiors and lighting. Based in Swaziland, all their products are hand made by local women empowering them through skill sharing and a living wage. What really warms our hearts is the atmosphere that's...
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Oct 27, 2015 NaturalsCool
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Listen to the unusual journey of this top end furniture maker. It's as dynamic and original as the furniture itself. David Tragen creates bespoke and limited edition furniture, sculpture and lighting as well as offering short woodworking courses from his rural Cheshire workshop in the UK. The career path of a freelancer, like David, is often very different to that of someone graduating from a formal institute. A clear professional direction and self-assuredness are qualities that need to be...
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Listen to this insightful discussion with Cyril Coetzee , a highly accomplished painter, lecturer and curator who has exhibited widely in South Africa, Switzerland, Canada, India and the US. After painting the portrait of Nelson Mandela, used on a South African stamp, he was later commissioned to paint a wedding portrait of Nelson Mandela and Graça Machel. In this conversation Cyril distinguishes between realistic and expressionistic portraits. And how a visually accurate likeness is very...
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Sep 29, 2015 NaturalsCool
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Tune in to this discussion with a world class luthier who's much more than just a guitar maker. The theme implicit in this discussion, is a lietmotif common to all artists - what we create, creates us at the same time. So what happens to us when producing a guitar, painting, ceramic sculpture or a building? As the creative process challenges, stretches and frets us, we change. Over time, even decades, our thinking can become clearer, our feelings deepen and our capacities strengthen and refine....
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Listen to the integrated approach of this architect who really lives and loves his practice. David’s passionate and warm hearted approach to design includes ‘deep listening’. This means quietening yourself down to become more present in the moment, with all your senses and awareness. To be in-touch with the site, your clients, your colleagues and yourself. Deep listening stands as a counterpoint to technology, which both speeds up our lives and encourages absence in our immediate reality....
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Listen to the uniquely creative world of this London ceramicist. Kate's enthusiasm for the life force in nature, that which animates the growth of plants and the coming to fruit, gives her works a feeling of vitality and warmth. Her work stimulates us to feel more alive and emotionally connected. Is it possible to find common sculptural ground where the clarity of the architectural process is combined with the crafters artistic spontaneity? see more at www.naturalscool.com Kate Malone is an...
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Jul 31, 2015 NaturalsCool
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You’ll enjoy this chiseled discussion, touching the heart of the crafter. Colin speaks of the importance of not only what you craft and how you craft it, but also how it crafts you. How your daily activity is the workshop for your own development as an individual. see more at http://www.naturalscool.com Colin Rock is a celebrated South African craftsman and artisan, with rich and varied experience in a number of mediums. He's a master guitar maker, experienced jeweller and builds exquisite...