Brandon Clifford: The architectural secrets of the world's ancient wonders
Brandon Clifford: Secretele arhitecturale ale minunilor antice
TED Fellow Brandon Clifford mines knowledge from the past to design new futures. Full bio
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pe care le construim astăzi
from what we're doing today,
față de ceea ce facem azi,
but seemingly illogical ways,
și aparent ilogic,
have possibly built these things,
construi aceste lucruri,
by a primordial race of giants
de o rasă primordială de giganți
with these monsters
for moving those massive stones.
pentru a muta aceste pietre uriașe.
Cyclops aren't even that strong.
nu sunt chiar atât de puternici.
about getting material to work for them.
ca materialele să lucreze pentru ei.
of large, stone-like, wobbly creatures
ca niște pietre clătinându-se,
a mythical creature,
that surround them,
și miturile din jurul lor,
there's this thick connective tissue
este o strânsă legătură
first encountered the island,
au văzut-o pentru prima dată,
moved those massive statues.
să mute acele statui masive.
dar de fapt e adevărată.
but actually it's true.
were transported standing,
au fost transportate în picioare,
for visitors today,
pentru vizitatorii de azi,
marching around the island.
was not the objects themselves,
nu erau obiectele însele,
of bringing a stone to life.
de a aduce o piatră la viață.
I've been chasing that dream.
to accommodate that mythical side?
pentru a accepta aspectul mitic?
is challenging myself
pretty straightforward task
dar foarte clară
big heavy objects,
designed to walk across land
proiectat să meargă pe pământ
that springs itself to life
care prinde viață
that by thinking of architecture
este că, privind arhitectura
ci ca pe o sarcină de îndeplinit
ways to build things today.
câteva metode ingenioase de a construi.
surrounding our future
efficiency and speed.
eficiență și viteză.
can be smart, spectacular
pot fi inteligente, spectaculoase
how those ancient wonders were built,
construite acele minuni antice,
how to create the mystery
cum să creez misterul
to ask that very question.
să pună fix această întrebare.
în care proiectăm clădiri
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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