Architecture for extreme environments -making deserts habitable | Adriana Debnárová | TEDxBratislava

In her fascinating talk Adriana talks about the problem of creeping deserts robbing the people living in this hostile environments of their precious land and lifelihoods and creating all sorts of social problems, including forced emigration. She designed a special robot and a process using the only building materials available – sand and sun, which just might help with the problem.

Adriana freshly graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, where she studied architecture. During her internship in Copenhagen, she was involved in a project of designing a research station in Antarctica. Architecture for extreme environments became a subject of her diploma thesis for which she received the Archiprix 2015 international award. Adriana loves experimental, unconventional architecture that combines technology and art – architecture that goes beyond the traditional boundaries of the discipline.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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