Here are some of the best TED talks on building green:
Catherine Mohr explains why there is no ‘ideal’ solution
there’s a thousand and one articles out there telling us how to make all these green trade-offs. And they are just as suspect in telling us to optimize these little things around the edges and missing the elephant in the living room.
Legend William McDonough, author of Cradle to Cradle explains what buildings would be like if designers took into account “all children, all species, for all time.”
It is unfortunate that the words humility and the word architect have not appeared in the same paragraph since The Fountainhead
Dan Phillips shows what is possible if you endeavour to use entirely reclaimed materials (assuming you have a lot of time, and a sense of humour!) His ability to reinvent waste objects into beautiful features is astounding.
Repetition creates pattern. If I have a hundred of these, a hundred of those, it doesn’t make any difference what these and those are. If I can repeat anything, I have the possibility of a pattern from hickory nuts and chicken eggs, shards of glass, branches. It doesn’t make any difference.