Inspiration for Hawaii’s Tensile Tower. The host for this episode is Martin Despang. The guest for this episode is Larry Medlin.
Larry Medlin is a living legend legacy expert of lightweight structures. He developed the German Pavilion for the 1967 World Expo together with Pritzker Price recipient Frei Otto, was best friend with Konrad Wachsmann and was once invited by Janice Joplin to dance with her. Both his professional and his academic practice at Washington University and the University of Arizona are discussed to be inspirational for a to be reconsidered built environment in the exotic tropics of Honolulu Hawaii.
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