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Published on Nov 11, 2014
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Recent advancements in communications technology has made us the most connected species to roam the earth; yet we are also the most disconnected to the world in which we live. Architect Chad Oppenheim will explore strategies to re-connect with our habitat through designs for home and life.
Chad Oppenheim, a graduate of Cornell University, is the founding principal of OPPENHEIM Architecture and Design, an architecture, interior design, and planning firm based in Miami, Fla., with an office in Basel, Switzerland. The firm has earned more than 60 career distinctions, including the 2013 AIA Miami Firm of the Year prize. Oppenheim creates evocative, economic design solutions that embrace physical and spiritual sensitivities toward humans and nature. His projects spanning 25 countries are crafted to establish the perfect balance between artistry and economics—a timeless architecture that is as beautiful as it is functional. The firm specializes in mixed-use hotels and resorts, retail spaces, commercial offices, and residential buildings that serve to enhance life around the world.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)