We’re entering a new age in architecture — one where we expect our buildings to deliver far more than just shelter. We want buildings that inspire us while helping the environment; buildings that delight our senses while serving the needs of a community; buildings made possible both by new technology and re-purposed materials.
Drift pavilion for Design Miami/ 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida, United States. Snarkitecture gave a standard white party tent a makeover with a suspended landscape of white vinyl tubes. Photo by Markus Haugg.
Ark Nova in Matsushima, Japan. Designed by Arata Isozaki and Anish Kapoor, this inflatable and mobile concert hall is made of a stretchy plastic membrane that brings both art and hope to earthquake-devastated Japan. The 500-seat venue can inflate in under two hours and, when deflated, can move to a new location on the back of a truck. Watch my virtual tour of this building below. Photo courtesy of Lucerne Festival Ark Nova.
You can see the other buildings at TED
The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings by Marc Kushner (TED Books/Simon & Schuster) is available now. Watch his talk: Why the buildings of the future will be shaped by … you .
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