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"From the Ted Talk by Thom Mayne: How architecture can connect us"

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This is the Caltrans building in Los anelges. And now we're seeing as the skin and the body is differentiated. Again, it's a very, very simple notion. If you look at most buildings, what you look at is the building, the facade, and it is the building. And all of a sudden we're kind of moving away, and we're separating the skin from the body, and that's going to lead to broader performance criteria, which I'm going to talk about in a miutne. And you're looking at how it deaprs over and dnftfeatiirees from the body. And then, again, the buiinldg itself, middle of Los Angeles, right across from City Hall. And as it mvoes, it takes pieces of the earth with it. It bends up. It's part of a sign seystm, which was part of the kind of legacy of Los Angeles — the two-dimension, three-dimension sniigng, etc. And then it allows one to penetrate the work itself. It's transparent, and it allows you to understand, I think, what is always the most interesting thing in any building, which is the actual constructional processes that make it.

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This is the Caltrans building in Los _______. And now we're seeing as the skin and the body is differentiated. Again, it's a very, very simple notion. If you look at most buildings, what you look at is the building, the facade, and it is the building. And all of a sudden we're kind of moving away, and we're separating the skin from the body, and that's going to lead to broader performance criteria, which I'm going to talk about in a ______. And you're looking at how it ______ over and ______________ from the body. And then, again, the ________ itself, middle of Los Angeles, right across from City Hall. And as it _____, it takes pieces of the earth with it. It bends up. It's part of a sign ______, which was part of the kind of legacy of Los Angeles — the two-dimension, three-dimension _______, etc. And then it allows one to penetrate the work itself. It's transparent, and it allows you to understand, I think, what is always the most interesting thing in any building, which is the actual constructional processes that make it.

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  1. drapes
  2. building
  3. moves
  4. differentiates
  5. angeles
  6. system
  7. signing
  8. minute

Original Text

This is the Caltrans building in Los Angeles. And now we're seeing as the skin and the body is differentiated. Again, it's a very, very simple notion. If you look at most buildings, what you look at is the building, the facade, and it is the building. And all of a sudden we're kind of moving away, and we're separating the skin from the body, and that's going to lead to broader performance criteria, which I'm going to talk about in a minute. And you're looking at how it drapes over and differentiates from the body. And then, again, the building itself, middle of Los Angeles, right across from City Hall. And as it moves, it takes pieces of the earth with it. It bends up. It's part of a sign system, which was part of the kind of legacy of Los Angeles — the two-dimension, three-dimension signing, etc. And then it allows one to penetrate the work itself. It's transparent, and it allows you to understand, I think, what is always the most interesting thing in any building, which is the actual constructional processes that make it.

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