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Take a tour with some of the world’s most influential architects and hear about the places that have most inspired their work.


September 27, 2002 -- Interview: Piers Gough
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In our “Travel by Design” series, where we talk with some of the world’s most influential architects and hear about the places that have most inspired their work and shaped their view of the world, we’ve discovered that architects, as a group, are quite well-traveled. After all, in their formal studies, they’ve learned about the ancients and designers of previous eras. It turns out that most of them are then inspired to travel and see world’s great architecture for themselves.

»Check out CZWG's Web site

August 9, 2002 -- Interview: Cesar Pelli
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Most of the time we go on vacation to wind down, soak up the sun, and see some sights. But one world-renowned architect conceives of summer vacation as a different design altogether. Cesar Pelli suggests you “vacate” your cluttered mind…to clear out all the noise. He says the rewards are more than worth the effort. What’s more, he has just the place to inspire peaceful contemplation.

»Check out Cesar Pelli's Web site

June 28, 2002 -- Interview: William A. McDonough
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William McDonough has earned a reputation as a master Green architect. He joins us in our series "Travel by Design" to discuss his favorite travel destination. In his new book, “Cradle to Cradle,” McDonough lays out a plan to make things differently, so that they all either recycle technologically into another product or biologically into the Earth. It's logical that William’s place of inspiration is Iceland.

»Check out William A. McDonough's Web site

May 31, 2002 -- Interview: Eric Owen Moss
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In our continuing series Travel by Design, Diana speaks with architect Eric Owen Moss about his favorite travel destination, St. Petersburg, Russia. Moss is one of the finalists for his redesign of the storied Mariinsky Theatre, home of the Kirov Opera and Ballet.

»Check out Eric Owen Moss' Web site

April 12, 2002 -- Interview: Richard Meier
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In our third installment of conversations with world-renown architects, Diana speaks with Richard Meier, designer of the award-winning Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Meier shows us the New York that inspires him, a New York that you've never seen before: a New York where air, space and light work together and create a place unlike any other.

»Check out Richard Meier's Web site

March 8, 2002 -- Interview: Michael Graves
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Host Diana Nyad interviews architect Michael Graves about how the architecture in Rome has inspired his own work through understanding Modernism -- in a place that has a little bit of everything.

»Check out Michael Graves' Web site

January 25, 2002 -- Interview: Jon Jerde
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Host Diana Nyad interviews architect Jon Jerde to discover the places his trained eyes have found most compelling. Surprisingly, the creator of "experiential" tourist shopping meccas found inspiration in Les Baux de Provence, medieval ruins in southern France.

»Check out Jon Jerde's Web site

»Here are other sites to get more information on architects:
www.aia.org
www.pritzkerprize.com
www.greatbuildings.com
www.architectureweek.com




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