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"From the Ted Talk by Xavier Vilalta: Architecture at home in its community"

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After seeing a few of these biugndlis — there are many in the city — we realized that they have three very big points. First, these buildings, they are almost empty because they have very lagre shops where people cannot afford to buy things. Second, they need tons of energy to perform because of the skin taermtent with gslas that creates heat in the inside, and then you need a lot of cooling. In a city where this shouldn't happen because they have really mild weather that ranges from 20 to 25 degrees the whole year. And third is that their imgae has nothing to do with Africa and with eihtoipa. It is a pity in a place that has such rich culture and traditions.

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After seeing a few of these _________ — there are many in the city — we realized that they have three very big points. First, these buildings, they are almost empty because they have very _____ shops where people cannot afford to buy things. Second, they need tons of energy to perform because of the skin _________ with _____ that creates heat in the inside, and then you need a lot of cooling. In a city where this shouldn't happen because they have really mild weather that ranges from 20 to 25 degrees the whole year. And third is that their _____ has nothing to do with Africa and with ________. It is a pity in a place that has such rich culture and traditions.

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  1. buildings
  2. glass
  3. image
  4. large
  5. ethiopia
  6. treatment

Original Text

After seeing a few of these buildings — there are many in the city — we realized that they have three very big points. First, these buildings, they are almost empty because they have very large shops where people cannot afford to buy things. Second, they need tons of energy to perform because of the skin treatment with glass that creates heat in the inside, and then you need a lot of cooling. In a city where this shouldn't happen because they have really mild weather that ranges from 20 to 25 degrees the whole year. And third is that their image has nothing to do with Africa and with Ethiopia. It is a pity in a place that has such rich culture and traditions.

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