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Dynamic facade “Kiefer technic showroom”

This is the “Kiefer Technic Showroom” in Austria and the changing panels are meant to help the people inside regulate the internal temperature. This facade changes continuously; each day, each hour shows a new “face” – the facade is turning into a dynamic sculpture.  

Moshe Safdie: How to reinvent the apartment building

In 1967, Moshe Safdie reimagined the monolithic apartment building, creating “Habitat ’67,” which gave each unit an unprecedented sense of openness. Nearly 50 years later, he believes the need for this type of building is greater than ever. In this short talk, Safdie surveys a range of projects that do away with the high-rise and …

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Jacob + Katie Schwarz: NORTHERN INDIA 4K

A short film of Northern India filmed by Jacob and Katie Schwarz. They describe their experience filming it; This is footage that we captured while in India 5K at both 50 FPS and 60FPS. Locations featured include: Agra, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Khichan, Jaipur, and Dehli.  

SNMNH: Masons of Djenné – City of Mud

Djenné masons speak of the history of city, its founding myth, its architecture and the role of the masons in maintaining this architectural legacy. The masons also speak about the importance for the community of the annual ceremony of re-plastering the Great Mosque. Famous for its Sudanese-style architecture. Nearly all of the buildings in Djenné, including the …

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Barry Bergdoll: Three great architects of European architecture in the 19th Century

Published on Mar 10, 2014 Barry Bergdoll, Professor of 19th- and 20th-century Architectural History at Columbia University and curator of architecture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, in his lecture accompanying the exhibition 19th-century Architecture juxtaposed three greats of European architecture of the period: German architects Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Heinrich …

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Bulent Atalay: Leonardo’s Universe

Bulent Atalay, himself a scientist and artist, offers a comprehensive look at Leonardo Da Vinci, his work, and the many ways in which this enigmatic genius has influenced our world. Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (1452 – 1519) was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, …

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PBS: China Bridge

Travel to 12th-century China as engineers, scientists and scholars help reveal the intricate mysteries behind the revolutionary strength and elegance of the Rainbow Bridge. Part of the series “Secrets of Lost Empires”. A special five-part NOVA series originally aired in February of 2000. In the series, NOVA crews attempt to ferret out long-forgotten secrets of …

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Shigeru Ban: Emergency shelters made from paper

In this TED talk the architect Shigeru Ban talks about his experiments with ecologically-sound building materials such as cardboard tubes and paper. His remarkable structures are often intended as temporary housing, designed to help the dispossessed in disaster-struck nations such as Haiti, Rwanda or Japan. Yet equally often the buildings remain a beloved part of …

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Alastair Parvin: Architecture for the people by the people

FILMED FEB 2013 • POSTED MAY 2013 • TED2013 TED presents architect Alastair Parvin who have a simple but provocative idea: what if, instead of architects creating buildings for those who can afford to commission them, regular citizens could design and build their own houses? The concept is at the heart of WikiHouse, an open …

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