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

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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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I'm an architect student...






and a historian, an artist, a doctor, a city planner, a tour guide, an interior designer, a business man, a psychologist, etc. Only architecture student can relate lol

4 days ago

We are witnessing a master in his field... it’s beautiful

1 week ago

Poetry transformed into architecture

1 week ago

We did not build them beutiful buildings.200 yrs ago ...think. People.. horses and oxen .. c'mon we been lied to O.

1 week ago

Modern architects should get a real-life texture-pack for their design software.

1 week ago

I mean all this technological progress in architecture and building design but the exteriors are deviod of any sense of location and beauty. While that's the one specific part of a building which is truly public.

1 week ago

From up close the Japanese Airport looks like any random airport around the world.

1 week ago

Architecture today is the build expression of greedy project developers and high labor costs. And the poor valuation of the economical and psychological benefits of a beautiful build environment.

1 week ago

Too bad most classical architecture is still more beautiful than these boring structures. Great buildings need functional, physical and aesthetic prowess.

1 week ago

SO NICE RENZO PIANO SIR YOU MARVELLOUS SPEECH OF ARCHITECTURE IN ARTS

2 weeks ago

Pompidou is still his best work!

2 weeks ago

Pompidou is still his best work

2 weeks ago

Pompidou is still his best work

2 weeks ago

so much architectural knowledge I can learn from

1 month ago

Excellent. Renzo Piano!!

1 month ago

Speed it up 1.5x

1 month ago

At 1.5x he becomes even more italian, yelling at everything!!!

3 weeks ago

Beatiful,he is amazing architect.

1 month ago

He's probably over 90 years old yet still giving speech on the stage, really inspiring person! My most respected and most admired architect of all time.!

1 month ago

Actually he is 80

1 week ago

wowowowow this is renzo piano himself omgosh

1 month ago

hermoso y bello

1 month ago

One of the architects I really respect for his works and a design approach… Gracie

1 month ago

Thank you for being such an inspring character Renzo! All the architects in the world have a lot to learn from you

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

👌

3 months 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)

5 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.

6 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.

7 months ago

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

3 months ago

Huge fan, I love his work

7 months ago

Omg

7 months ago

Amo Renzo Piano, amo architettura, amo Italia!

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

8 months ago

Genious! I love architecture.

8 months ago

I love this person.

8 months ago

A great message!

8 months ago

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

8 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

8 months ago

w/o philosophy, buildings have no purpose.

2 weeks ago

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8 months ago

Jag ser ...

9 months ago

its almost like a bedtime story

9 months ago

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

9 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."

9 months ago

Very good Renzo Piano!

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

this old man becomes young in 1: 25 speed

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

amazing

9 months ago

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

9 months ago