Articles, Blog Thomas Heatherwick: Building the Seed Cathedral By Justin GonzalezSeptember 12, 2019 100 Comments Related articles Where Generated Structures Come From – Minecraft Stairway Renovation Before & After Warwick Paris hotel renovation with Cover Styl’® adhesive coverings Loft Bed // Work Space : The Structure – Ep. 1 Post navigation Previous post: How to Build a Black Hole | Space Time | PBS Digital StudiosExperience Requirements for Rehab Fix & Flip Loans by LendingOneNext post: 100 thoughts on “Thomas Heatherwick: Building the Seed Cathedral” you inspired me: Thomas Heatherwick!! Reply Great and VERY talented man! Reply gj thomas Reply wow, that last building site in malaysia was breathtaking Reply Why don't I see TED on any of TV channels? Reply Damn he is nervous. Can't really bleam him for that, just think it's cute. Reply he sounds like Jude Law! Reply Brilliant. TED doing what they're supposed to again. Reply @cristoretornebiblia I wonder what would happen if we could swap XFactor with TED? Reply @DarkDemonWolf76 I agree… he's adorable and incredibly innovative! Reply amazing! presintations like this light hope in me for humanity Reply I love the power plant! Reply cool but none were practical other than adding more green Reply I want my driveway to open like that bridge Reply Awesome =-) Reply It looks like the bridge is having an erection… Reply Genetically manufacture all seeds and keep the originals. I bet if the seed cathdral did not exist, people would be more hesitant to destroy nature. Reply @lukostello what do you expect? He's an artist.. Reply Is it me or the interior of the seed cathedral looks like a person? Reply These buildings are highly individualistic, a symptom of our time. They won't modulate into cities, nor will they stand the test of time. They're a fad to the ninth degree. Much like that Gehry fellow. Reply -WE – Curving walkway -cool but,yawn , TRY A bridge LMAO C -don't even try buddy ,save your time -THIS GUY HAS NICE IDEAS ,BUT IS UTOPIAN TOLL HEAD , Reply @drealm I don't know. For the last 2 centuries we've been living with the effects of the industrial age, where everything must look the same to make it easy re-creatable. We lost a lot of uniqueness of products due that. This 'creative' age we are going in might change that. Reply that bridge is fucking cool Reply I think it's more a waste of energy and materials than a real efficency. I think that this things are primarly made to hide the ugly of our cities rather than re-build it in a more efficent way, it's more like put dust under carpet. I don't dream stuff like this, I dream cities without the needs of this "silver plated" covering the mess. Reply 12:11 looks a lot like a face! Reply @peterbriers I don't see anything wrong with sameness, this is how you create a sense of place. You cannot have neighborhoods, towns and cities competing within each other, they must stand as singular destinations. I'd argue the sterile boring buildings your referring to are closer to the 20th century. The 19th century still included lots of hand crafted building. Most extravagant highly stylized buildings quickly turn into uninviting dumps after the crowds wear off. The power plant was OK. Reply Perhaps he wasn't the greatest speaker int the world, but his ideas and buildings we extremely cool and innovative : ] Reply And here I thought that this would be boring… I WAS DAMN WRONG 😀 Reply Damn that dude is strange…Amazing talk otherwise ! Reply I'd prefer really dense cities, if we can't do epic building projects we could just build nice skyscrapers and link them up. Reply That is fucking beautiful!! Reply @bamboo4tameshigiri you can erect something between my legs 😛 Reply @bamboo4tameshigiri hahahah i am without words brother you made my day.. thank you very much Reply @alphakristjan he's ont strange. he's jut extremely intelligent Reply is this guy a real person? he just seems too cute, like he's an actor playing a well written character. Reply @lukostello example? Reply @WyldOrbit honestly i'd rather make a back-up of nature (ie: seedbank, genetic databases, etc), and destroy the original. nature is dangerous, and is holding us back. Reply no, you see… trees and benches around big buildings attract homeless and criminals… not a god idea if you want to create a nice place to live in Reply @nehorlavazapalka no they don't, trees make the area nicer. Reply wonderful . Reply Why is Canada not doing things like this? Oh right….Stephen Harper. Reply @VonLeachim Science studies was almost a decade ago for me, but wouldn't the loss of power be due to the resistance of the conducting matter/wires/cables? Therefore a matter for engineers/physicists/scientists? Just saying, but yes that would be awesome! Reply 15:08 Reaches orgasm lolololololol Reply @emikochan13 yes, I like the idea of trees between buildings but you have to control places like that…. my experience is that places like these are "infected" by criminals, gypsies and homless… it's shit Reply shout-out from singapore!! really hope that you can come to Singapore to built something cool and yet meaningful at the same time 😀 Reply @nehorlavazapalka my experience is the exact opposite, heh ^_^ This is why we don't (shouldn't) use individuals experiences to make decisions 🙂 Time to do some research…. Reply @emikochan13 I think you're right but the above is really true, at least in my country, heck.. we have so many sociologists and politicians and still hey can't research these things.. anyway his buildings are awesome Reply Kick ass. Reply This guy is awesome! … Reply @sdrawkcabgnipytmi Thats what they are doing my friend. They are destroying nature for the commonfolk while they hide the essence of nature somewhere locked away in a vault. I say destroy the fucking vault, then they would be afraid to destroy nature as they are doing because they have nothing to fall back on. Reply brilliant Reply @WyldOrbit why so angry, abusive and irrational? Take a deep breath bro Nature tries to kill us at every opportunity. There are no more apex predators (Lions, Bears) in the middle east because we killed them all for our own protection a while ago. I can't swim in rivers around my area because salt water crocodiles may rip me apart Past breeding age you're a dead man walking. Nature is cruel, brutal, violent. It doesn't give a fuck, and you're made of tasty meat But, we SHOULD do a backup. Reply how is a folding bridge functional on a 'river' that doesnt have boats?! Reply @roidroid Wrong. Nature is a provider. You just have to learn how to coexist with it. And building a backup of something like the flora and fauna of the earth, just so you can fuck up the original for monetary gain with GMO's is beyond idiotic. Reply @WyldOrbit never mentioned monetary gain Reply @roidroid He's passionate about what he does. And that's amazing. Reply Six people are dull and like big rectangles for buildings. Reply HOW HAVE I NEVER SEEN THIS SEED CATHEDRAL BEFORE?! Reply What a great ted talk! Reply @leonidasx666 that's what i'm sayin Reply @roidroid i know, he sounds like a wise master jedi. Reply Amazing just amazing. Reply brilliant Reply This seed cathedral is so beautiful I had to add it to my blog "A rock and a soft place". The Kew Millenium Seed Bank at Wakehurst that inspired it is worth visiting even if I suspect I won't go to Shanghai any time soon. Reply great Reply No he's a genius, hence his mad professor mannerisms. Reply Where do architects get their clothes? Reply He has that supreme humility that most lack 🙂 Reply He has no clue what is energy and how to produce energy… Reply WOW Reply I bet engineers hate this guy haha Reply Well, I don't.. Reply In fact, he's not architect =) Reply No I know, but he does work as one. Reply Awesome work¡ Reply He's way out of his league when he's talking about urban design. I think he ended on a weak note with that last project. Every thing else is spectacular, though. Reply Looks like a good skate spot! 🙂 Reply I wish Terence McKenna was alive to see all this. He often talked about how one day we would manifest our inner visions and the world of fractal geometry outward into architecture…the shell within which we live. The inner made manifest. Well, this is that. And it's only the beginning. Imagine what we will create 50 years from now. It's almost unfathomable to imagine. But getting a glimpse like this makes me so inspired and excited. This is an amazing time to be alive. Reply Love the way he speaks..so romantic… <3 Reply I adore your creativity ! Reply wow what a magnificent bridge !! awesome design and mechanics involved:) Reply I love this ted talk, good job Thomas. Reply Ted are in bed with Monsanto now!!! the end of TED. Reply It's just genius 🙂 Reply You know that troublesome event when your best friend (who’s been a loser for a lifetime, I’ve gotta tell you) gets a jaw-dropping woman to fall for him in, like 2 weeks?! God, that materialized. I understand I should think well done, having said that I would prefer if it was me. He smiled as he told me he ran the Cupid Love System (Google it). I wish to disappear inside a cave at the moment… Reply This guy absolutely a genius ! Reply All I can see is his sparkling brain! Reply That bridge is beautiful Reply I remembered the Seed Cathedral (UK Pavilion) in Shanghai EXPO 2010, that's absolutely awesome. Reply I do slightly wonder if the seeds would have much value except the ones that are low down enough that people can see them. Would there have been much value to ones on the roof?And did they tell you the names of the seeds, that would have been useful? Reply He is so cute help Reply briliant guy.. Reply This guy haz all the right quirks. I find him attractive :3 Reply Wow! Reply Great idea. Kudos!! Reply I really want his shirt! Reply Anyone else here because your school told you to watch this video as homework? No?…oh…just me then. Reply he is a genius of Bio Mimicry approach, i guess Reply 12.17, the inside is a face ! Reply ted.. I am disappointed Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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