| SUNDAY READING | Process, a new role for the architect

TEDGlobal 2012 - June 25 - 29, 2012, Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo: Ryan LashProcess, a new role for the architect: Michael Hansmeyer at TEDGlobal 2012

As an architect, Michael Hansmeyer asks, “What is the origin of the forms we design?” And he asks: “What kind of forms would we design if we had no bias, if we had no preconception? What kind of forms would we design if we could free ourselves from our education?”

“How,” he says, “Would we go about creating something truly new?” His idea is to look to nature. Not to copy it, but to use the processes of nature to design something new.

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