Friday, January 12, 2007

How the Seattle Public Library was designed (TEDTalks, Joshua Prince-Ramus)

If you are heading out to Mid-Winter this video will especially delight you! I rate it five books because the architect, Joshua Prince-Ramus will inspire you. Seattle is one very fortunate library.... enjoy!

Joshua Prince-Ramus is architect of the Seattle Public Library and principal of REX (Ramus-Ella Architects). Previously, he was U.S. Director of Rem Koolhaas's Office of Metropolitan Architecture. Through a series of beautiful visualizations, he deconstructs the collaborative process of building the Seattle Public Library, and also offers a sneak preview of his works in progress (The Wyly Theater in Dallas, Texas and Museum Plaza in Louisville, Kentucky). (Recorded February 2006 in Monterey, CA. Duration: 20:43) - More TEDTalks at