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From the Ted Talk "Reed Kroloff: A tour of modern architecture"

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This is just the outline of it, and you can see, does it look like a regular building? No. It's actually non-orthogonal: it's not up and down, square, rectangular, anything like that, that you'd see in a normal shape of a building. The computer revolution, the roticcnechat, technological revolution, has allowed us to jettison normal-shaped buildings, traditionally edasph buildings, in favor of non-orthogonal buildings such as this. What's interesting about it is not the shape. What's ittsnnieegr about it is how it's made. How it's made. A brand-new way to put buildings together, something called mass customization. No, it is not an oxymoron. What makes the building expensive, in the traditional sense, is agkimn individual parts custom, that you can't do over and over again. That's why we all live in developer houses. They all want to save money by duiblnig the same thing 500 times. That's because it's cpheare.

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This is just the outline of it, and you can see, does it look like a regular building? No. It's actually non-orthogonal: it's not up and down, square, rectangular, anything like that, that you'd see in a normal _____ of a building. The computer revolution, the ____________, technological revolution, has allowed us to jettison normal-shaped buildings, traditionally ______ buildings, in favor of non-orthogonal buildings such as this. What's interesting about it is not the shape. What's ___________ about it is how it's made. How it's made. A brand-new way to put buildings together, something called mass customization. No, it is not an oxymoron. What makes the building expensive, in the traditional sense, is ______ individual parts custom, that you can't do over and over again. That's why we all live in developer houses. They all want to save money by ________ the same thing 500 times. That's because it's _______.

Solution

  1. building
  2. technocratic
  3. shaped
  4. interesting
  5. cheaper
  6. shape
  7. making

Original Text

This is just the outline of it, and you can see, does it look like a regular building? No. It's actually non-orthogonal: it's not up and down, square, rectangular, anything like that, that you'd see in a normal shape of a building. The computer revolution, the technocratic, technological revolution, has allowed us to jettison normal-shaped buildings, traditionally shaped buildings, in favor of non-orthogonal buildings such as this. What's interesting about it is not the shape. What's interesting about it is how it's made. How it's made. A brand-new way to put buildings together, something called mass customization. No, it is not an oxymoron. What makes the building expensive, in the traditional sense, is making individual parts custom, that you can't do over and over again. That's why we all live in developer houses. They all want to save money by building the same thing 500 times. That's because it's cheaper.

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Important Words

  1. allowed
  2. building
  3. buildings
  4. called
  5. cheaper
  6. computer
  7. custom
  8. customization
  9. developer
  10. expensive
  11. favor
  12. houses
  13. individual
  14. interesting
  15. jettison
  16. live
  17. making
  18. mass
  19. money
  20. normal
  21. outline
  22. oxymoron
  23. parts
  24. put
  25. rectangular
  26. regular
  27. revolution
  28. save
  29. sense
  30. shape
  31. shaped
  32. square
  33. technocratic
  34. technological
  35. times
  36. traditional
  37. traditionally