One reason architecture is unique among the arts is because architects are often invited to explain why their work is significant or brilliant. I really can’t think of another medium, with the exception of acting, where this is so. Nevertheless I am always enthralled to listen to a brilliant architect talk about his/her creations. In this TED Talk the British architect Thomas Heatherwick talks about his firm’s work. What sets it apart from others is the willingness to push the envelope, not just to be provocative but more to open themselves to the possibility of creating something new where nothing previously existed. That is creativity in its purest form and it’s always a joy to behold…
Building the Seed Cathedral
Thomas Heatherwick | TED | Mar 11
_______________________________________________________________________________ Thomas Heatherwick founded Heatherwick Studio in 1994 with his aim being “to bring architecture, design and sculpture together within a single practice.” On the team, architects, landscape architects, designers and engineers work from a combined studio and workshop, where concept development, detailing, prototyping and small-scale fabrication take place. The studio’s work spans commercial and residential building projects, masterplanning and infrastructure schemes as well as high profile works of public art.
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