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Stunning buildings made from raw, imperfect materials | Débora Mesa Molina

Stunning buildings made from raw, imperfect materials | Débora Mesa Molina

What would it take to reimagine the limits of architecture? Débora Mesa Molina offers some answers in this breathtaking, visual tour of her work,...
Michael McDaniel: Cheap, effective shelter for disaster relief

Michael McDaniel: Cheap, effective shelter for disaster relief

Michael McDaniel designed housing for disaster relief zones — inexpensive, easy to transport, even beautiful – but found that no one was willing to...
How urban spaces can preserve history and build community | Walter Hood

How urban spaces can preserve history and build community | Walter Hood

Can public spaces both reclaim the past and embrace the future? Landscape architect Walter Hood has explored this question over the course of an...
The architectural wonder of impermanent cities | Rahul Mehrotra

The architectural wonder of impermanent cities | Rahul Mehrotra

Every 12 years, a megacity springs up in India for the Kumbh Mela religious festival -- what's built in ten weeks is completely disassembled...
Architectural secrets of the world’s ancient wonders | Brandon Clifford

Architectural secrets of the world’s ancient wonders | Brandon Clifford

How did ancient civilizations move massive stones to build Stonehenge, the Pyramids and the Easter Island statues? In this quick, delightful talk, TED Fellow...
Floating cities, the LEGO House and other architectural forms of the future | Bjarke Ingels

Floating cities, the LEGO House and other architectural forms of the future | Bjarke...

Design gives form to the future, says architect Bjarke Ingels. In this worldwide tour of his team's projects, journey to a waste-to-energy power plant...
Kate Orff: Reviving New York’s rivers — with oysters!

Kate Orff: Reviving New York’s rivers — with oysters!

Architect Kate Orff sees the oyster as an agent of urban change. Bundled into beds and sunk into city rivers, oysters slurp up pollution...
Greening the ghetto | Majora Carter

Greening the ghetto | Majora Carter

In an emotionally charged talk, MacArthur-winning activist Majora Carter details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx -- and shows how minority...
Julian Treasure: The 4 ways sound affects us

Julian Treasure: The 4 ways sound affects us

Playing sound effects both pleasant and awful, Julian Treasure shows how sound affects us in four significant ways. Listen carefully for a shocking fact...
Liz Diller: A giant bubble for debate

Liz Diller: A giant bubble for debate

How do you make a great public space inside a not-so-great building? Liz Diller shares the story of creating a welcoming, lighthearted (even, dare...