Richard Rogers iconic Lloyd's building with Andrew Waugh
This week, our new host Rachel Copel catches up with the Andrew Waugh, the founding director of Waugh Thistleton Architects and advocate for low carbon design and construction.Our top stories this week include the future of Richard Rogers' iconic Lloyd's building, the new carbon report which slams the Marks and Spencer flagship store demolition, the Bartlett whistle-blower that was denied access to the RIBA, the new highway code, and we also review who deserves a place in the Architectural canon... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
RRL #79 | Andrew Waugh & Mo Weincouff – Night Owl Trail Marathon & Half Marathon
Come check out our 79th episode of Ridge RUNers Live with Andrew Waugh & Mo Weincouff! These two Ridge RUNer Nation members started off their year running the Night Owl Marathon/Half Marathon both having incredible performances. In addition, we are excited to hear about how they found trail running and what they have planned for this year. These two are absolutely beloved across Ridge RUNer Nation and we cannot wait to chat with them. You won’t wanna miss this one! Follow us!https://www.instagram.com/ridgeRUNers/https://twitter.com/RidgeRUNershttps://www.facebook.com/ridgeRUNers Link to RRLive Show Nominations: https://forms.gle/RQkL9e3N5qmzv9b69
Andrew Waugh, fellow member of the Roebling Runners and avid ultramarathoner, joins the podcast to chat about the camaraderie within the running community. We expand on the logistics and mentality of running over 100 miles, most specifically in Andrew's recent 137.5-mile effort in the 2020 Ohio Backyard Ultra. Mo Weincouff and Jeff Landrum, two close friends and crew members, add to the conversation to bring some insight into how it all went down. As a result of this challenging experience, we reflect on how we can all fight against the enemy that tells us we can't accomplish incredible feats. Connect with Andrew, Mo, and Jeff: - on Instagram: @awaugh, @moweincouff, @squirrel_rager Referenced 2020 Ohio Backyard Ultra Results: 2020 OBU Referenced 2021 Ohio Backyard Ultra: 2021 OBU Referenced 2020 Mid-State Mile: Greg Armstrong Finish All music for this episode has been provided by Midnite Jones. Support: anchor.fm/whybepassive/support--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Andrew Waugh is the co-founder of award-winning architecture practice Waugh Thistleton. In this episode we discuss why he decided to design tall buildings out of wood – or cross-laminated timber to be precise. In a wide-ranging conversation he lays out in no uncertain terms the issues the construction industry faces over sustainability, what it needs to do to avoid environmental calamity, and how CLT can provide some of the answers. En route he touches on the perceptions of the material and worries around wooden buildings post-Grenfell.Not only that but he also explains how growing up in Milton Keynes led to his fascination with cars (he’s the proud owner of an electric one now); ponders on why he was such a lousy student; unpicks the influence British Library architect Sandy Wilson had on his career; and remembers what it was like designing hyper-fashionable bars and clubs in Shoreditch during the ’90s, while finding time to hang out with a generation of artists that became known as the YBAs. There’s some important stuff in here. You can learn more about Waugh Thistleton’s work here: waughthistleton.com Support the show
Unissu Building Our Future Podcast - Andrew Waugh, Waugh Thistleton Architects
Andrew Waugh | Founder, Waugh Thistleton ArchitectsWhat is Cross-laminated timber and is it really a viable alternative to building in concrete and steel? We meet the man pioneering its use in major development projects across the UK.
Andrew Waugh is a founding director of Waugh Thistleton Architects. “We have climate change […] this issue bigger than anything else that’s ever faced us, and the fact that the vast majority of architects are not discussing it, confronting it, engaging with it, to me seems insane. It seems to me that this could be the end of the idea of architects unless we engage with this issue.” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Andrew Waugh | Founder, Waugh Thistleton Architects
Building Our Future
Andrew Waugh is a founder of Waugh Thistleton Architects and a pioneer of design in the field of timber buildings, using cross-laminated timber (CLT). Waugh Thistleton are committed to the use of timber construction which has earned them an international reputation in environmentally sustainable architecture and design. The practice has designed the world’s largest CLT building at Dalston Works – a 10 storey, 121 unit residential building, made entirely from CLT. WT are also currently working on 5 (out of the 10) major office CLT buildings under construction in London. Andrew has been quoted as saying that he believes that "timber will replace all other materials for construction" and we discuss the benefits of building with CLT. These include: - speed of delivery - ability to integrate with hi-tech, off-site construction methods - Sustainable resource - Lower carbon emissions in build process - CLT as store of carbon - Bio-morphic effect for residents - Aesthetic Picking up on a comment from Nick Fulford in Episode 3, we discuss the bio-morphic effect and i reference the work undertaken by Wood for Good. Harvard's Center for Health and the Global Environment found that that our cognitive abilities can increase by over 100% by working in offices with wooden interiors (when additional ventilation is added). A fact that, if verifiable, must be one of the more under-utilised in the industry. Andrew has strong views on the current trend of what he sees as egotistical architecture, with the focus on individual building, rather than its place within the its environment and surroundings. We discuss Lloyd Alter's concept of the Goldilocks Density and where CLT, in terms of design and structural requirements can help deliver integrated buildings that fulfil the density requirement our cities need.