Brandon Clifford: The architectural secrets of the world's ancient wonders
Brandon Clifford: Rahasia arsitektur keajaiban kuno dunia
TED Fellow Brandon Clifford mines knowledge from the past to design new futures. Full bio
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kita bangun hari ini,
from what we're doing today,
bangunan yang ada saat ini.
but seemingly illogical ways,
tetapi tampak tidak masuk akal,
have possibly built these things,
membuat bangunan seperti itu,
by a primordial race of giants
oleh ras primordial raksasa,
with these monsters
dengan monster ini,
for moving those massive stones.
memindahkan batu-batu raksasa itu.
Cyclops aren't even that strong.
tidak begitu besar.
about getting material to work for them.
memanfaatkan bahan-bahan untuk bekerja.
of large, stone-like, wobbly creatures
makhluk besar, mirip batu yang bergoyang.
a mythical creature,
hanya makhluk mitos,
that surround them,
there's this thick connective tissue
ada hubungan yang erat
first encountered the island,
kali menemukan pulau tersebut,
bangsa Rapa Nui
moved those massive statues.
memindahkan patung-patung raksasa itu.
but actually it's true.
padahal benar adanya.
were transported standing,
dipindahkan dengan posisi berdiri,
for visitors today,
bagi pengunjung saat ini,
marching around the island.
was not the objects themselves,
bukan berasal dari benda itu sendiri,
of bringing a stone to life.
yang membuat batu itu menjadi hidup.
I've been chasing that dream.
saya ingin mengejar mimpi itu.
to accommodate that mythical side?
untuk mendukung unsur mistis itu?
is challenging myself
pretty straightforward task
big heavy objects,
benda berat dan besar,
designed to walk across land
dirancang untuk berjalan melintasi daratan
that springs itself to life
yang tiba-tiba muncul ini,
that by thinking of architecture
tetapi sebagai pertunjukan
ways to build things today.
untuk membangun sesuatu saat ini.
surrounding our future
tentang masa depan kita
efficiency and speed.
efisiensi dan kecepatan.
can be smart, spectacular
how those ancient wonders were built,
bagaimana keajaiban kuno itu dibangun,
how to create the mystery
untuk menciptakan misteri,
to ask that very question.
bertanya hal penting itu.
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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