Inspiring Architecture

Two of my favorite things collided today–learning about architectural design, especially new and creative design and my favorite videos to watch, TedTalks.

If you’re interested in finding inspirational thoughts on your next architectural creation, check these short videos out. You’re sure to get a spark going for something new and fresh.

Marc Kushner:
Why the buildings of the future will be shaped by … you
TED2014 · 18:05 · Filmed Mar 2014
Architecture is not about math or zoning — it’s about visceral emotions,” says Marc Kushner. In a sweeping — often funny — talk, he zooms through the past thirty years of architecture to show how the public, once disconnected, have become an essential part of the design process. With the help of social media, feedback reaches architects years before a building is even created. The result? Architecture that will do more for us than ever before.

Cameron Sinclair:
My wish: A call for open-source architecture
TED2006 · 23:34 · Filmed Feb 2006
ccepting his 2006 TED Prize, Cameron Sinclair demonstrates how passionate designers and architects can respond to world housing crises. He unveils his TED Prize wish for a network to improve global living standards through collaborative design.

Thom Mayne:
How architecture can connect us
TED2005 · 20:40 · Filmed Feb 2005
Architect Thom Mayne has never been one to take the easy option, and this whistle-stop tour of the buildings he’s created makes you glad for it. These are big ideas cast in material form.

Alastair Parvin:
Architecture for the people by the people
TED2013 · 13:11 · Filmed Feb 2013
Designer Alastair Parvin presents a simple but provocative idea: what if, instead of architects creating buildings for those who can afford to commission them, regular citizens could design and build their own houses? The concept is at the heart of WikiHouse, an open source construction kit that means just about anyone can build a house, anywhere.

Remona Stormborn

Co-Owner of Gaia Foundation in the Great Canadian Grid. Owner of the Builders Resource Center, Rose City Design, & IDEA! in the Great Canadian Grid & InWorldz.

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