Chris Downey: My Life as a Blind Architect

Every so often, we come across a TED Talk that goes above and beyond to inspire us. In this talk Chris Downey, 46 makes us appreciate something we take for granted everyday. In 2008 Chris Downey, an Architect in California, … Continue reading

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Intriguing Take on Open Source Architecture via TED speaker Alastair Parvin

The TED showcases a look at a very interesting take on architecture– “Architecture for the people, by the people.” Designer Alastair Parvin discusses a simple but provocative idea: what if, instead of architects creating buildings for those who can afford … Continue reading

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Inspiring TED talk from Architect Xavier Vilalta

As Architects, we are constantly looking for inspiration, and one place we commonly go to is TED talks.  If you haven’t seen this talk, it’s definitely worth a look. Barcelona-based Architect Xavier Vilalta reviews two projects in emerging countries. Both … Continue reading

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David Bryne’s TED Talk on How Architecture Helped Music Evolve

Ever wonder why the same artist can sound so different depending on the venue they are playing? David Byrne of Talking Heads explores that very question with TEDTalk.  Byrne wants to know “Does the venue make the music?” Watch as … Continue reading

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Thomas Heatherwick: Building the Seed Cathedral

We are so inspired by the conversations coming out of the TED and architect Thomas Heatherwick’s recent talk on his bio-inspired designs and the Seed Cathedral did not disappoint. The Seed Cathedral, designed by Heatherwick, was built to represent the … Continue reading

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Taking Imagination Seriously – a report from the TED Conference

Gather the world’s leading thinkers and doers, offer them four days of rapid-fire stimulation and what is the result? Unexpected connections, extraordinary insights and powerful inspiration. We found Janet Echelman’s presentation on Taking Imagination Seriously, to be incredibly inspiring and … Continue reading

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