Summary of TEDxRochester - Ali Yapicioglu - 11/02/09

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In his TEDxRochester talk, Ali Yapicioglu discusses the importance of sustainability in architecture. He showcases a few of his sustainable projects, including one in Ranima Fauna National Park in Madagascar. He emphasizes the need for buildings to be both beautiful and functional in order to have a positive impact on society.

  • 00:00:00 Ali Yapicioglu talks about his upbringing and how it influenced his beliefs in sustainability. He also discusses his architectural career, which has included projects using sustainable materials. He discusses one recent project in particular, which used slate chalkboards as countertops and concrete floors.
  • 00:05:00 This TEDxRochester talk by Ali Yapicioglu covers LED lighting and soy-based spray foam for airtightness, the use of reclaimed beam from an old building for stair rail and stair, the reuse of most of the break from the old building in the new home, the use of local labor and materials, the installation of a green roof with local grasses, and the use of natural light and ventilation to reduce cooling costs in the summer. The talk also covers the research center and residence hall project in Ranima Fauna National Park in Madagascar, which was designed with sustainability in mind.
  • 00:10:00 Ali Yapicioglu discusses the impact of architecture on society, focusing on the importance of creating buildings that are both beautiful and functional. He also demonstrates how a sustainable building can be created using local materials and labor.

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