Part of the TED series: The Future of Architecture in 100
Buildings A pavilion made from paper. An inflatable concert hall. A
building that eats smog.
A bridge that grows grapes.
THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE IN 100 BUILDINGS captures the soaring
confidence, the thoughtful intelligence, the futuristic wonder, and at
times the sheer whimsy of the world's most inspired and future-looking
buildings. As author Marc Kushner explains, 'The future of architecture
is not one of any dominant style, but rather a world of constant
innovation and experimentation.' Like an architectural cabinet of
wonders, the book captures this glorious global diversity.
soaring steel towers to bamboo bungalows; from iconic monuments to
ingenious children's playgrounds, each page offers an unexpected glimpse
of architecture's potential. Through his book and TEDTalk, Kushner
suggests that in the age of social media, buildings speak louder than
ever. Everyone with a smartphone has become an architectural
photographer, snapping selfies with the world's most photogenic
And this constant stream of photos
ensures that architecture is now in conversation with the world. Its
future matters more - and to more of us - than ever. Aimed at this new,
broad audience for architecture, this is an essential and delightful
guide to the future being built around us.Marc Kushner