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The 10 Most Inspirational TED Talks for Architects

The 10 Most Inspirational TED Talks for Architects
The 10 Most Inspirational TED Talks for Architects Inspiration is a funny thing: when you need it is nowhere to be seen, and just when you're not expecting it, it can blindside you in the least convenient of places. Here's ten inspirational TED talks for architects (in no particular order) from people with broad and unique views on architecture. Some might enlighten, educate or even enrage you - at the very least they should get those creative juices flowing a little better. Take-in these ten TED talks after the break... 1. There's usually an obvious answer to most problems, and then there's Thomas Heatherwick's solution. 2. With buildings, it is usually the finished product which grabs the most attention, however, for Bjarke Ingels the story behind the design is more interesting and useful than whatever the final product happens to be. 3. How does a graph become a building? 4. 5. 6. Julian Treasure wants to know: 'Do architects have ears?' 7. 8. 9. 10.

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Casa Del Río / Jose Alfonso Quiñones Ríos Architects: Jose Alfonso Quiñones Ríos Location: México City, Mexico Architects In Charge: José Alfonso Quiñones Ríos, BAAQ´ Collaborator: Luis Fernando Muñoz Pérez Project Area: 290 sqm Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Erick Reyes The house was built in an area south of Mexico City in the old town of La Magdalena, adjacent to the river of the same name. The Magdalena River descends from the forest of Los Dinamos, and is the last living river in Mexico City. The Top Places To Watch Architectural Lectures Online As we enter December and the holidays draw nearer (and we might be looking forward to a little extra time on our hands), we’ve gathered together some of our favourite sources for watching architectural lectures online. Ranging from Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel’s famous American Architecture Now interviews with Frank Gehry in 1980 and Robert Venturi and Denise Scott-Brown in 1984, to Sir Peter Cook speaking at Frankfurt’s Staedelschule in 2012, these open-source films provide invaluable insights into architects and architects throughout recent history. Check out our favourite sources after the break. A Post-Modernist Utopia: the American Architecture Now lectures (USA)

The 20 Most Inspiring TED Talks for Architects Are you feeling short on inspiration today? For a jump-start, try watching one of these twenty TED Talks – a follow-up to last year’s post “The 10 Most Inspirational TED Talks for Architects.” Wherever your interests lie, the passionate people featured in these videos – from WikiHouse founder Alastair Parvin to famed photographer Iwan Baan and architectural great Moshe Safdie - will get your creative juices flowing. See them all, after the break. 1. Carolyn Steel: How Food Shapes Our Cities Top 5 houses of 2014 1. Invisible House by Peter Stutchbury ArchitectureNestled into a ridgeline overlooking the New South Wales Megalong Valley, this house [above] wholeheartedly embraces its epic bushland setting. More… 2.

Watch Over 50 Architecture Documentaries Via This YouTube Channel Watch Over 50 Architecture Documentaries Via This YouTube Channel Over the past 20 years, many of the most renowned European cultural institutions - including ARTE France, Les Films d’Ici, the Louvre, the Ministry of Culture and Communication Department of Architecture and Heritage, Centre Pompidou, City of Architecture and Heritage, Musée d'Orsay and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe - have come together to produce more than 50 architecture documentaries devoted to the most significant achievements of architecture, its beginnings, and the latest creations of the great architects of today. Now, these videos are accessible to the public via the YouTube Channel ACB (Art and Culture Bureau). Each documentary is approximately 26 minutes long, and focuses on the genesis and impact of a single building that has played a role in the evolution of architecture. Narration is in English, and many of the videos of newer buildings feature interviews with the architects themselves.

Humans, cities and the environment The European: As an economist, you have a very pragmatic approach to cities. Let’s begin with one of your thoughts: Cities help preserve the environment precisely because they keep people away from it. Glaeser: That is right. It is somewhat counterintuitive but all that is leafy is not necessarily green – living around trees and living in low density areas may end being actually quite harmful for the environment, whereas living in high-rise buildings and urban core may end up being quite kind to the environment. Together with with Matthew Kahn of UCLA we looked at carbon emissions from home and transport energy use and found very significant differences, even when holding incumbent family size constant between low density and urban living.

Top 10 Architectural Design Software for Architecture Students If you are a professional architect or an architecture student that is looking for ways to make your work in designing much easier, there are architectural design software that can meet all your needs. You can use these software to help you in your projects and even in starting to design your future home. These software can help you in making a 2D or 3D designs and mostly have automatic feature to make designing easier. They come in many types that suit the designer’s needs. There are even software that can be used by beginners and those who have little experience in architectural designs and some have sophisticated features that require an experienced architect to operate and understand the software. In this top 10 list, we feature the best architectural software that is easy to use and understand for all aspiring designers and students that are only beginning to explore the designing world.

Architecture and Urban design, Architecture and Urban Design Urban Design From Underutilized Space to Performative System Lower Manhattan Financial District Dimitra Gavrilaki, Yang Liu | Collaboration The 30 Architecture Docs To Watch In 2013 eames_the_architect_and_the_painter_xlg With awards season in full swing, Hollywood’s sparkly razamtaz occupies our television screens. But what about the unsung, architectural heros of film? What about the films that are less ‘Schindler’s List’ and more ‘Schindlers Hauser’, less ‘Wrath Of Kahn’ and more ‘Louis Kahn’. We look past the panoply of stars to bring you 30 of the best ArchitectureDocumentaries which will provoke, intrigue and beguile in 2013. Feature-length Documentaries (in alphaetical order)… 1.

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