Each Friday recently, we’ve been featuring a TEDTalk that was posted early on in the TED.com experiment. Today’s hidden gem is from architect Thom Mayne, who says early on in his TEDTalk: “No matter what I’ve done, what I’ve tried to do, everybody says it can’t be done.”
Mayne talks about the job of an architect — or any creative person — as a negotiation between one’s internal world, the world of aspiration and vision, and the exterior world of limits. Finding creative ways to balance these two worlds involves remaining true to a vision while generating something useful and new.
Marvel at Thom Mayne’s next building, the Phare Tower in Paris
Hear Thom Mayne’s playlist as a guest DJ last week on KCRW.