Architecture

In these TED Talks, master architects share their vision for inspired buildings. Hear from Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, Liz Diller, Daniel Libeskind, Moshe Safdie, Thom Mayne, Thomas Heatherwick, Bjarke Ingels and more.

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Architectural inspiration

9 talks • 2h 45m
Master architects share their vision for buildings that inflate, float, twist and glitter, while artfully addressing the challenges faced by their residents, their cities and the planet.

Sustainability by design

12 talks • 2h 09m
Humans are builders and creators—but how can we build thoughtfully, without waste? These talks explore sustainable design—both past and present—and its beautiful, inspiring results.

Design giants

13 talks • 3h 48m
From graphics to products, check out these talks by some of the world's greatest designers.

Craftsmanship

11 talks • 2h 05m
What feels so good about getting your hands dirty and making something? The following talks speak to the art of craft.

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TED Books

TED Book: Living Architecture

Living Architecture: How Synthetic Biology Can Remake Our Cities and Reshape Our Lives

In the future of architecture, we could "grow" buildings using cellular technologies, creating cities that behave like evolving ecosystems.
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