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TED Talks: Season 2013

2013x204 Xavier Vilalta: Architecture at home in its community
TV-PG

  • 2013-10-25T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

When TED Fellow Xavier Vilalta was commissioned to create a multistory shopping mall in Addis Ababa, he panicked. Other centers represented everything he hated about contemporary architecture: wasteful, glass towers requiring tons of energy whose design had absolutely nothing to do with Africa. In this charming talk, Vilalta shows how he champions an alternative approach: to harness nature, reference design tradition and create beautiful, modern, iconic buildings fit for a community.

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