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.

Video playlists about Architecture

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 9m
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

14 talks • 4h 5m
From graphics to products, check out these talks by some of the world's greatest designers.

Craftsmanship

11 talks • 2h 5m
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: The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings

The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings

by Marc Kushner
With stunning photography and stories of architectural wonder from across the globe, Marc Kushner illustrates the rapidly evolving world of architecture in the digital age. Buy now