Design Like You Give a Damn
Rebuilding's going on in New Orleans, Sri Lanka, Kashmir,
and other places devastated by natural disasters. But what kind of structures
are going up? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, green
architects and designers talk about building for the future. Also, a look
at the latest spiritual design craze - vastu, the ancient Hindu art of
home design. Think of it as yoga for your house.
Cameron Sinclair was 23 when
he founded Architecture for Humanity - a non-profit group that
puts architects and designers on the front lines of disaster relief.
He talks with Steve Paulson about some of their projects around the
world and why young architects are drawn to this kind of work. Also,
Azby Brown is an American architect who lives in Tokyo. He's
the author of "The Very Small House: Japanese Ideas for Living
Well in Limited Space." Brown tells Jim Fleming how a Japanese
family of four can live comfortably in a house under 1000 square feet
Robin Mastro is an interior
designer; Michael Mastro is an architect. They are both experts
on Vastu - a Hindu philosophy for designing buildings in harmony with
the universe. Their book is "The Way of Vastu." The Mastros
talk with Anne Strainchamps about designing with vatsu. Also, Ralph
Knowles talks with Steve Paulson about designing buildings to take
advantage of seasonal rhythms of light and dark. Knowles has written
9 books on solar design. The latest is called "Ritual House: Drawing
on Nature's Rhythms."
Science writer Winifred Gallagher
has written a book about how to make a house feel right. It's called
"House Thinking: A Room by Room Look at How We Live." She
talks with Jim Fleming about what she found wrong with her own house,
starting with the entryway.
CD copies are available at 1-800-747-7444.
Ask for program number 06-02-26-A.
- Azby Brown, The Very
Small Home: Japanese Ideas for Living Well in Limited Space (Kodansha)
- Cameron Sinclair, Kate Stohr, Design Like
You Give a Damn: Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises
- Winifred Gallagher, House
Thinking: a room by room look at how we live (Harper Collins)
- Ralph Knowles, Ritual
House: Drawing on Nature's Rhythms for Architecture and Urban Design
- Michael and Robin Mastro, The Way of Vastu:
Creating Prosperity through the Power of the Vedas (Balanced
- - "If I Had a Hammer"/Billy
Bragg with Eliza Carthy/THE SONGS OF PETE
SEEGER, Vol. 2/ Appleseed Recordings
- -"Fukaki Umi No Kanata/Yoshida
Brothers/ASIAN LOUNGE/Putumayo World Music
- -"Palmistry"/Tabla Beat
Science/INDIA THE GREATEST SONGS EVER/Petrol Records
- -"Funky Guru"/Prem Joshua/ASIAN
LOUNGE/Putumayo World Music
- -"Burning Down the House"/Talking
Heads/STOP MAKING SENSE/Warner Bros.
- -"This Old House"/Rosemary
Clooney/16 BIGGEST HITS ROSEMARY CLOONEY/Sony Music
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