marc kushner discusses the future of architecture in 100 buildings marc kushner discusses the future of architecture in 100 buildings
apr 07, 2015

marc kushner discusses the future of architecture in 100 buildings

marc kushner discusses the future of architecture in 100 buildings
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HWKN (hollwich kushner)

 

 

 

‘architecture is not about math or zoning – it’s about visceral emotions,’ says marc kushner.

 

in a recently presented TED talk the architect – and co-founder of HWKN – examines the past thirty years of architecture to show how the public, once disconnected, have become an essential part of the design process. kushner, also the CEO of architizer, considers how – with the help of social media – feedback reaches architects years before a building is even created. the result, he argues, is that architecture can now do more for more people than ever before.

 


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in a book released to accompany the presentation, 100 of the most innovative buildings of today are collected, and presented alongside a thought provoking question: can a building breathe? can a skyscraper be built in a day? can we 3D-print a house?

 

‘architecture impacts how you feel every day, which isn’t surprising considering how much time we all spend inside buildings’, says kushner. ‘the average american, for example, spends 90% of their time indoors, yet so many of our buildings leave us without natural light, shelter us with low ceilings, and ignore our personal, social, and environmental needs.’

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‘the average person is more comfortable having an opinion about architecture today than ever before, mostly due to the dialogue enabled by social media’, kushner continues. ‘the world’s 1.75 billion smartphones are fundamentally changing the way architecture is consumed, turning everyone into an architectural photographer. photographs shared on social media liberate buildings from their geographic locations, enabling a new level of public engagement. we experience architecture today with an unprecedented immediacy, creating fodder for a global conversation about buildings and their impact.’

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across 176 vibrantly illustrated pages, ‘the future of architecture in 100 buildings’ proves an insightful and optimistic guide to the field’s present condition, while making valid and positive propositions regarding the future of the profession. 

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marc kushner giving his TED presentation

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‘the future of architecture in 100 buildings’ (front cover) – copyright simon & schuster / TED

 

 

the future of architecture in 100 buildings
author: marc kushner
edited by: jennifer krichels
publisher: simon & schuster / TED
year: 2015
format: 5 x 0.7 x 7 inches
features: hardcover, 176 color pages
language: english
ISBN: 978-1476784922

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