Dunes and Warp-Speed
From TED: Filmed, Jul 2009 (11:44)
Magnus Larsson: Turning dunes into architecture
Architecture student Magnus Larsson details his bold plan to transform the harsh Sahara desert using bacteria and a surprising construction material: the sand itself.
Magnus Larsson hopes to build new structures in the desert — by using bacteria to turn shifting sand into a solid mass.
From TED: Filmed, Sep 2009 (18:15)
Bjarke Ingels: 3 warp-speed architecture tales
Danish architect Bjarke Ingels rockets through photo/video-mingled stories of his eco-flashy designs. His buildings not only look like nature — they act like nature: blocking the wind, collecting solar energy — and creating stunning views.
Theory meets pragmatism meets optimism in Bjarke Ingels’ architecture. His big-think approach is informed by a hands-on, ground-up understanding of the needs of a building’s occupants and surroundings.