Brandon Clifford: The architectural secrets of the world's ancient wonders
Brandon Clifford: Dünyanın antik harikalarının mimari sırları
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,
but seemingly illogical ways,
mantıksız yollarla bir araya getirilmiş.
have possibly built these things,
by a primordial race of giants
with these monsters
sırrını öğrenmek için
for moving those massive stones.
Cyclops aren't even that strong.
o kadar güçlü değiller.
about getting material to work for them.
konusunda çok zekiler sadece.
of large, stone-like, wobbly creatures
taş benzeri, eğri büğrü şeyler var,
a mythical creature,
that surround them,
there's this thick connective tissue
mitoloji ve gerçeklik arasında
first encountered the island,
adaya ilk ayak bastıklarında
moved those massive statues.
nasıl oynatabildiğini sordular.
but actually it's true.
ama aslında doğruydu.
were transported standing,
for visitors today,
ne kadar ilgisini çekse de
marching around the island.
devasa moai taşlarını.
was not the objects themselves,
bu nesnelerin kendisi değil,
of bringing a stone to life.
gerçekleştirilen kültürel ritüel.
I've been chasing that dream.
bu hayalin peşindeyim.
to accommodate that mythical side?
uyumlu hâle nasıl getirebiliriz?
is challenging myself
pretty straightforward task
big heavy objects,
designed to walk across land
ve dikey durmak için tasarlanmış
that springs itself to life
that by thinking of architecture
bir performans olarak düşündüğümüzde
ways to build things today.
zekice yolları yeniden keşfediyoruz.
surrounding our future
büyük bir bölümü
efficiency and speed.
can be smart, spectacular
kütleleri ve gizemleri sayesinde
ve sürdürülebilir olabilir.
how those ancient wonders were built,
nasıl yapıldığını merak ederken
how to create the mystery
to ask that very question.
where we design buildings
dayanabilen binalar yaptığımız bu çağda
how to create something
koruyacak bir şeyin
öğrenmeyi çok istiyorum.
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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