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Friday, August 26, 2022 Big Time: Patrick MacLeamy

Patrick MacLeamy was the CEO of HOK from 2003 to 2017, capping off a 50-year career at the venerable firm responsible for the National Air and Space M...

Monday, August 15, 2022 Architecture of Normal

Daniel Kaven is the author of Architecture of Normal: The Colonization of the American Landscape, a book that views the built environment through the ...

Sunday, July 31, 2022 Chicago: Two Guides, One Cast

Chicago is a famed architecture town, but the road has not always been smooth. Hear from the editor and author, respectively, of two recently released...

Saturday, July 23, 2022 Tallest Timber, Boutique Hotels, Pokemon NO! and more…

Dan’s recent consecration of the world’s tallest timber building; Greg’s new gigs, and hotels to stay at while making them happen; the third space in ...

Monday, July 11, 2022 Future Storage: From Mineral Extraction to Data Forestry

Marina Otero, head of the Social Design Masters Program at Design Academy Eindhoven, Netherlands, is the winner of the Harvard Graduate School of Desi...

Saturday, June 25, 2022 Emergent Tokyo

Think of Tokyo less as a "chaotic" than as an "emergent" city. This means spontaneous, self-organizing aspects create order from the bottom up. That k...

Saturday, June 11, 2022 True Lies

For a truly philosophical take on the role of the architect in the post-truth era, Unfrozen interviews Richard Francis-Jones, author of Truth and Lies...

Saturday, June 4, 2022 "Al" in on Supertalls

Unfrozen interviews Stefan Al, author, Supertall, founder, Stefan Al Architects, designer of Canton Tower, Guangzhou with Information Based Architectu...

Sunday, May 15, 2022 Florida in Houston, "Durbin Renewal" in Chicago, Metabolism Demo'ed in Tokyo

Greg reports from Houston, where he and Richard Florida had some stage-sharing to do. Dan recounts a jaunt to the Canadian Riviera and Pacific Northwe...

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 A Skyscraper Superfan Aims High

Meet Changsub Lee, a 14-year-old in South Korea who has been designing skyscrapers since he was eight. He's already a celebrity in the tall building w...

Saturday, April 23, 2022 A Tale of Two Toy Cities

Two toy visions of Los Angeles describe two very different future visions: One vision wants you to play with its toys – and would be offended if you ...

Saturday, April 16, 2022 Metal Machine Musings

Original story: Unfrozen 1.0, Sept. 3, 2012 A profile of two metallic sculptures by two design firms in Los Angeles: "A Loose Horizon," by LAYER, at t...

About the Show

Unfrozen is a podcast about architecture and urbanism. 

Daniel Safarik is a recovering journalist and an attempted architect. He is the Director of Research and Thought Leadership at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. In previous lives he's been a financial technology reporter, rock vocalist and marketing director for architecture firms.

Greg Lindsay is a journalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker. He is co-author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next.

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