On Futuristic Architecture, Public Participation and Hedonistic Sustainability

This excellent TEDx talk by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels could potentially transform the way city planners, architects and even public policy planners view the structures within which we operate. The buildings he designs transcend both the structure and the purpose of traditional architecture, with futuristic, warped structures that go beyond merely creating spaces for living and working to creating whole, synergistically functioning ecosystems.

Some of his buildings may seem almost impossible, like creations from an alternate universe, sci-fi style, but in fact they seem to be amongst the most intelligently designed, highly livable buildings, with greenery, water bodies, clean energy and beautiful, unobstructed views incorporated into the structure.