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The genius behind some of the world's most famous buildings | Renzo Piano

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Published: 7 months ago
Legendary architect Renzo Piano -- the mind behind such indelible buildings as The Shard in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the new Whitney Museum of Art in New York City -- takes us on a stunning tour through his life's work. With the aid of gorgeous imagery, Piano makes an eloquent case for architecture as the answer to our dreams, aspirations and desire for beauty. "Universal beauty is one of the few things that can change the world," he says. "This beauty will save the world. One person at a time, but it will do it."

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woow no it's not a tear in my eye by the end

2 weeks ago

In Greek beautiful is όμορφο (omorfo). "Kalo" means good.

1 month ago

Great Sir I have watch your show.you are such a genius .my gratitude for your talent sir.

1 month ago

👌

1 month ago

I would be very, erm ... apprehensive about giving a Ted talk under a title proclaiming myself as a genius; sure, maybe because I am not one … but I don’t think so. Maybe the title came later (benefit of the doubt and all that)

3 months ago

Why are some people amazing at building? I mean obviously they learned, but there were pioneers, and I think some people are better at it than others... Does anyone know why that is?

3 months ago

Amazing! All I could think about is that I want to reach that level of love for his craft and that I could work with him.

4 months ago

I think that if you're Italian, having grown surrounded by all these ancient monuments that are amazing piece of architecture, it has to give you a sense of appreciation for it. I'm not a huge fan of the type of buildings he makes, I've seen some of these up close, but I have mad respect for the guy, because there's no denying their uniqueness, their soul. And discovering now that he made all of these is kinda mind blowing. He's a genius for sure.

4 months ago

No he's not that great. Centre Pompidou is absolute trash

1 month ago

Huge fan, I love his work

5 months ago

Omg

5 months ago

Amo Renzo Piano, amo architettura, amo Italia!

5 months ago

The whitney looks like a prison and the centre pompidou looks like industrial vomit. Modern archeticture is great.

5 months ago

This is my No 1 Ted and Suzanne on the Trees.

5 months ago

Genious! I love architecture.

5 months ago

I love this person.

6 months ago

A great message!

6 months ago

A truly inspirational person, such a great mind and creativity. Thank you sir

6 months ago

I love Renzo's buildings, but I wish he'd spent a bit more time on the architecture and less on the philosophy

6 months ago

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6 months ago

Jag ser ...

6 months ago

its almost like a bedtime story

6 months ago

It's a me, master-a-builder genius!

6 months ago

"Real beauty is when the invisible join the visilble coming on surfice, and this doens't apply only to art or nature, this apply to science, human curiosity, solidarity, that is the reason why you say this is a beautiful person, a bteautiful mind. This is the beauty that can change people to better people."

6 months ago

Very good Renzo Piano!

6 months ago

At first I thought: Who is that old guy talking about architecture.Than I read his name. I love his work!

6 months ago

this old man becomes young in 1: 25 speed

6 months ago

be grateful...
I'm too tired to watch and too tired to hit dislike...

6 months ago

amazing

6 months ago

Sigh, 15 min to brag about your own stuff, with very little depth...

7 months ago

“The real beauty is when the invisible beauty connects with the visible”. It applies in everything including science.
I should remember this rare wisdom. What a beautiful video!

7 months ago

amazing

7 months ago

Disgusting buildings;(

7 months ago

well done, you motivate me to change the world and see with another point of view my city, I want to become architecture that's why I would like to say thank you for creating this kind of channel to motivate so I am from Kyrgyzstan and I believe that beautiful city can change the citizens so I am going to make something benefit to my country!!!

7 months ago

The absolute master. solute.

7 months ago

Do you have this conference with an italian traduction?

7 months ago

Ted talks but does ted listen?

7 months ago

this is as far the worst ted talk ever

7 months ago

Hat off to this gentleman.

7 months ago

I think it's amazing how someone can talk so passionately about architecture; something perceived as generally boring in my age category. However, it is the passion that hits you exactly right. I love how TED talks enrich my way of thinking by means of such videos. Some videos are about business, economics and other hard things, while some (like these) are very soft and just trigger the mind to become something better than it was the day before.

Thanks TED
And above all, also thanks Renzo. Your passion/story is inspiring

7 months ago

Have watch

7 months ago

Wow 😮you are amazing person I can listen to you for a long time ❤

7 months ago

With tears.

7 months ago

Best part:

"Real beauty is when invisible join visible coming on surface.
And this doesn't apply only to art or nature. This applies to science, human curiosities, solidarity - that's reason why you may say "This is a beautiful person", "that's a beautiful mind".
This is a beauty that can change ppl in better ppl by switching a special light in their eyes.
And making building for this beauty makes cities better places to live. And better cities makes better citizens.
This universal beauty is one of the few things that can change the world.
Believe me, this beauty will save the world. One person at the time, but it will do it. "
(c) Renzo Piano

7 months ago

Frouza21 This is a real one

7 months ago

Tried to stop watching several times but I was hooked on this video

7 months ago

I love this man ! He is beauty !

7 months ago

Thank you ! Fantastic

7 months ago

Architects--wannabe civil engineers.

7 months ago

Anyone could keep watching without feeling asleep?

7 months ago

Why do you block ratings and comments for some of the talks????

7 months ago

good design is good and important.. doesnt take freakin 15min to say so

7 months ago

sometimes it takes an entire life..

7 months ago