Brandon Clifford: The architectural secrets of the world's ancient wonders
Brandon Clifford: Tajne arhitekture čuda antičkog svijeta
TED Fellow Brandon Clifford mines knowledge from the past to design new futures. Full bio
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from what we're doing today,
drukčija od današnje,
a naizgled nelogično.
but seemingly illogical ways,
have possibly built these things,
by a primordial race of giants
with these monsters
for moving those massive stones.
micanja masivnog kamenja.
Cyclops aren't even that strong.
nisu bili posebno snažni.
about getting material to work for them.
pa je materijal radio za njih.
of large, stone-like, wobbly creatures
klimavih stvorenja nalik kamenu,
a mythical creature,
that surround them,
there's this thick connective tissue
first encountered the island,
prvi put iskrcali na otok,
moved those massive statues.
pomicali masivne kipove?''
but actually it's true.
iako je zapravo istina.
were transported standing,
prenosili su u uspravnom položaju,
for visitors today,
marching around the island.
was not the objects themselves,
of bringing a stone to life.
u kojem se kamenju udahnjuje život.
I've been chasing that dream.
to accommodate that mythical side?
uklopiti mitski element?''
is challenging myself
pretty straightforward task
big heavy objects,
velike i teške objekte.
designed to walk across land
izgrađenog da bi hodao zemljom
that springs itself to life
od dvije tone, koji oživljava
that by thinking of architecture
o ahitekturi razmišljamo
ways to build things today.
korisne i danas.
surrounding our future
učinkovitost i brzinu.
efficiency and speed.
can be smart, spectacular
how those ancient wonders were built,
kako su se gradila ta antička čuda,
how to create the mystery
kako stvoriti tajnovitost
to ask that very question.
da postave to pitanje.
where we design buildings
how to create something
ABOUT THE SPEAKERBrandon Clifford - Ancient technology architect
TED Fellow Brandon Clifford mines knowledge from the past to design new futures.
Why you should listen
Brandon Clifford is best known for bringing megalithic sculptures to life to perform tasks. He is the director and cofounder of Matter Design, where his work focuses on advancing architectural research through spectacle and mysticism. He creates new ideas by critically evaluating ancient ways of thinking and experimenting with their value today. This work ranges from an award-winning play structure for kids to a colossal system of construction elements that can be guided into place with ease by mere mortals. He is dedicated to reimagining the role of the architect, and his speculative work continues to provoke new directions for design in the digital era.
Clifford is also an assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His most recent authored work, The Cannibal's Cookbook, demonstrates his dedication to bringing ancient knowledge into contemporary practice with theatrical captivation. He received his Master of Architecture from Princeton University and his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Georgia Tech. For his work as a designer and researcher, he has received recognition with prizes such as the American Academy in Rome Prize, the SOM Prize, the Design Biennial Boston Award and the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects & Designers.
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