Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we’ve just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at <a href="http://99percentinvisible.org">99percentinvisible.org</a>.<br/> A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at <a href="http://radiotopia.fm/">radiotopia.fm</a>.
October 18th, 2016
Episode 246 of 253 episodes
Few forms of contemporary architecture draw as much criticism as the McMansion, a particular type of oversized house that people love to hate. McMansions usually feature 3,000 or more square feet of space and fail to embody a cohesive style or interact with their environment. Kate Wagner, architecture critic and creator of McMansion Hell, is on a mission to illustrate just why these buildings are so terrible. McMansion Hell: The Devil is in the Details Support 99pi and Radiotopia today! Be part of the 5000 backer FreshBooks challenge: FreshBooks will donate $40,000 to Radiotopia if we get 5000 total new donations during this drive.FreshBooks makes intuitive and beautiful cloud accounting software for small businesses.