Why Great Architecture Should Tell A Story


Architect Ole Scheeren advocates that great buildings should be more than just a physical form and that architecture should be as much about collaborating and storytelling.

This TED talk features the German architect and principal of Buro Ole Scheeren with offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Berlin and Bangkok.

Scheeren proposes a different purpose - that form should follow fiction; thinking of architecture and buildings as a space of stories - stories of the people that live there, of the people that work in these buildings. He wants us to imagine the experiences that our buildings create. is interested in the reality of what architecture can mean for the people that live in it and with it. How can we arrange things in both a functional and experiential way? How can we create structures that generate a series of relationships and narratives? And how can fictive stories of the inhabitants and users of our buildings script the architecture, while the architecture scripts those stories at the same time?Ole Scheeren discusses this theme in five of his inspirational designs: China Central Television Headquarters - Beijing.[/caption] The Interlace, Sinagpore. Eight hectare site generates an extensive network of private and shared social spaces in a radical reinterpretation of contemporary life in a community.[/caption] London's Olympic Park - Olympicopolis. Cultural regeneration project for London's Olympic Park area.[/caption] Collaborative Cloud, Berlin. A collaborative cloud forms the nucleus of collective liveliness and manifests itself as the conceptual and open spatial identity of the new headquarters for a digital media enterprise.[/caption] Archipelago Cinema, Thailand. A floating auditorium for movie-goers.[/caption]

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