Architecture

Living Small: Micro Housing Grows Up

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the micro housing trend, and looks at the lifestyle and zoning considerations that come with living small.

Shaping The City: Re-imagining Bethesda

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

Kojo and architect and urban planner Roger Lewis chat with Montgomery County planning director Gwen Wright.

DC's Urban Legends

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Professional tour guide and author Robert Pohl debunks the truth behind some of the city's most persistent myths.

Shaping The City: The GSA

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

As the Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Dan Tangherlini overseas more than eight thousand government buildings across the country. Tangherlini joins Kojo and architect Roger Lewis.

Adapting Old Buildings for New Uses

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Planners call it "adaptive reuse" -- renovating old buildings to bring them back to life. Kojo and architect Roger Lewis explore how such transformation is revitalizing D.C.

Gardening and Climate Change

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

With extreme weather becoming the norm, gardeners have to reconsider plant choices and garden care. We explore how the urban and suburban gardener can adapt to climate change, and even help offset some of its effects.

Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Like the nature of white-collar work itself, the concept and design of the office has evolved over more than a century, from the counting-houses of nineteenth-century clerks to the cubicles we love to hate. Author Nikil Saval joins us to explore the history of our workspaces.

Shaping the City: Designing for Disaster

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Though some communities are able to prepare for -- and mitigate -- disaster from rusted steel and even forces of nature, others struggle to update structures that remain vulnerable to time and the elements. We talk about how designers and engineers are finding new ways to build aesthetically pleasing, disaster-resilient structures amid changing weather patterns and building codes.

Shaping the City: Developing the Southwest Waterfront

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo sits down with architect Roger Lewis and Monty Hoffman, a lead developer of D.C's ambitious Southwest Waterfront redevelopment project, to talk about the future of the 27-acre site.

Shaping The City: Capturing Spirit In Architecture

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and architect Roger Lewis explore how design can capture — or completely ignore — the spirit, history and culture of the spaces where we work and live.

Shaping The City: Outgoing D.C. Planning Director Harriet Tregoning

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

As head of D.C.'s Office of Planning through the past two mayoral administrations, Harriet Tregoning has had a hands-on role over city policy. We speak with her about her tenure and what's next for her in a new job within the Obama administration.

Shaping The City: Architecture And Empty Spaces

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

As parking lots, community gardens and abandoned buildings give way to development, we explore the city's disappearing empty spaces.

The Architecture Of Metro

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo examines the architecture of Metro, and considers how its design conventions affect the system today.

Shaping The City: Transportation Transformation In 2014

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Architect Roger Lewis and Arlington County Board member Chris Zimmerman explore how new streetcars and a new Metro line will will re-shape transportation in our region in 2014.

Family Fun For Winter Break

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Whether you've got relatives in town for the holidays or need to entertain the kids over winter break, we've got some ideas for fun and unusual things to do in our area.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.