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Joshua Prince-Ramus:
Building a theater that remakes itself

TEDxSMU · 18:42 · Filmed Oct 2009
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Joshua Prince-Ramus: Building a theater that remakes itself
18:42 · Filmed October 2009 at TEDxSMU · Subtitles available in 21 languages

Joshua Prince-Ramus believes that if architects re-engineer their design process, the results can be spectacular. In his talk, he walks us through his fantastic re-creation of the local Wyly Theater as a giant "theatrical machine" that reconfigures itself at the touch of a button. (Filmed at TEDxSMU.)

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Joshua Prince-Ramus is best known as architect of the Seattle Central Library, already being hailed as a masterpiece of contemporary culture. Prince-Ramus was the founding partner of OMA New York—the American affiliate of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in the Netherlands—and served as its Principal until he renamed the firm REX in 2006. Full bio
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxSMU, an independent event. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page.

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