The Top 10 Most Inspirational TED Talks for Architects
By: Colleen O’Malley
As a architecture student I often find myself listening to TED talks for inspiration. 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 are 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.
1. Thomas Heatherwick: Building the Seed Cathedral
2. Bjarke Ingels: 3 Warp-Speed Architecture Tales
3. Joshua Prince-Ramus: Seattle’s Library and Other Projects
4. Cameron Sinclair: A Call For Open-Source Architecture
5. Magnus Larsson: Turning Sand-Dunes Into Architecture
6. Julian Treasure: Why Architects Need To Use Their Ears
7. Liz Diller: A Giant Bubble For Debate
8. Frank Gehry as a Young Rebel
9. Daniel Libeskind: 17 Words of Architectural Inspiration
10. David Byrne: How Architecture Helped Music Evolve
He travels all the way from Gothic Cathedrals and Wagner-designed music theaters, to 20th century grunge clubs and discotheques, and finally the advent of gargantuan in-car speakers and the mighty mp3 player. Byrne describes how architecture has continually shaped and tweaked the evolution of music.
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