How putting the arch back in architecture could save the environment | Matthias Rippmann | TEDxBasel

Did you ever think that something as simple as an arch could both revolutionize architecture and save the environment? Matthias Rippmann shows us how the concept of well thought out structural geometry can create more efficient structures.

The intro animation was produced as a collaboration between TEDxBasel and the Hochschule Luzern. This animation was created by Loïc Kreyden and Valentine Moser.

Matthias has been a member of the Block Research Group (BRG) at ETH Zurich since 2010, where he received his doctorate degree. Questioning today’s wasteful and often uninspired building practices, he conducts research in the fields of structural design and digital fabrication to, ultimately, enable lighter, more resource efficient and exciting architecture. He is a dedicated open-source software developer and loves to work at the intersection of architecture, engineering and science. Matthias studied architecture in Stuttgart and Melbourne.

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

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