(d)at a loss Natty talks to Coco about the relationship of data and architecture, including fun topics like loss of data (back-up now, Mercury is in Retrograde), data centers (the cloud is a warehouse, y’all), cryptocurrency and NFTs (why? really?).
under the influence after wondering why marion mahoney and eileen grey made japanese-inspired work, coco and natty talk about the appropriation of asian architecture in the west, orientalism in its various forms, including japonism and chinoiserie, copycats and copyrights, the opium war, walter benjamin, and knock-off bags.
de walls In this new full length episode Natty schools Coco on a variety of walls, including Pink Floyd’s, and the more architectural Berlin and Birwood walls, laughing all the way.
double dekker bike situation our own fun with flags where we talk odds and evens, double-decker bike parking, and trumprising. we’ll be back in two weeks with a full length episode.
gimme the loot! Coco rants and raves about the looting of antiquities and all the museums waiting for repatriated items. Musing include the Ship of Theseus, Operation Mummy’s Hand, and why we love to imagine archeologists as whip-wielding athletes. Footnote: Shannon’s question is why spend so much on preservation when we can feed the hungry.
coco confessions a short set of clips that didn’t make the final cut, including a love for sweatpants, a possible crush on the incredible hulk, natty as harvey keitel, and so much more. We’ll be back in two weeks with a full-length episode.
the life of brian Natty teaches Coco about the sacking of Jerusalem in 70 AD using Life of Brian and Legos for reference. Coco has a little post traumatic stress around relearning things she may have been taught in high school history. Hilarity ensues.
the invisible woman In this episode Natty and Coco continue a discussion about women in, on, and under architecture, including musings on Audrey Munson, the #freebritney movement, juicy columns, Eileen Gray, Marion Mahoney Griffin, and Denise Scott Brown. Also, let’s not forget Le Corbusier’s tush.
me too in the gilded age Natty and Coco return for another season of Gutted Architecture. In this episode, we learn about Eveyln Nesbitt, Stanford White, and Henry Thaw. A little romance for Valentine’s Day.
there here! For the season finale of season one, Coco and Natty watch the Poltergeist and babble on about creepy dolls and the uncanny and share the wise rule of never building on a burial ground.