Architect Alastair Parvin came to TED2013 with questions that challenge our preconceptions about building. How about we involve everyone in the architectural design process, not just professional architects building for the super-wealthy? What about a world in which cities are built by citizens?
Parvin isn't merely being rhetorical, as he shares in today's talk. He and his London-based team have come up with a way to democratize both the design and the manufacturing of buildings.
Would be a great idea for developing countries or for utilization in a post-disaster use.