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Architectural Technology : Videos, Talks, & Lectures

The architectural technologist is responsible for the application of construction technology in the architectural design process.

About TED Talks

TED Talks are short videos, no longer than 18 minutes, given by some of the most engaging and interesting speakers in the world, covering a wide range of topics. 

Head over to www.ted.com to find out more and search for other interesting videos.

TED Talk Playlists

Ole Scheeren: Why great architecture should tell a story

For architect Ole Scheeren, the people who live and work inside a building are as much a part of that building as concrete, steel and glass. He asks: Can architecture be about collaboration and storytelling instead of the isolation and hierarchy of a typical skyscraper? Visit five of Scheeren's buildings — from a twisted tower in China to a floating cinema in the ocean in Thailand — and learn the stories behind them.

Marc Kushner: Why the buildings of the future will be shaped by ... you

"Architecture is not about math or zoning — it's about visceral emotions," says Marc Kushner. In a sweeping — often funny — talk, he zooms through the past thirty years of architecture to show how the public, once disconnected, have become an essential part of the design process. With the help of social media, feedback reaches architects years before a building is even created. The result? Architecture that will do more for us than ever before.

Elora Hardy: Magical houses, made of bamboo

You've never seen buildings like this. The stunning bamboo homes built by Elora Hardy and her team in Bali twist, curve and surprise at every turn. They defy convention because the bamboo itself is so enigmatic. No two poles of bamboo are alike, so every home, bridge and bathroom is exquisitely unique. In this beautiful, immersive talk, she shares the potential of bamboo, as both a sustainable resource and a spark for the imagination. "We have had to invent our own rules," she says.

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