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

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And what we really want to do — well, the architects, if there are architects out there, this is the _______ Hut; this is the primitive hut that's been around for so long — and what we wanted to do is really build this, because they see themselves as the __________ of the world, and we wanted them to look down at their satellite, how they see their own site, that eight-acre site, and we wanted nothing left. We wanted it to stay green. There's actually three baseball fields on it right now, and they're going to stay there. We put one piece directly north-south, and it holds the dishes at the ears, right? And then right below that the processing, and the mission lift, and the mission control room, and all the other spaces are underground. And what you look at is an aircraft carrier that's performance-driven by the cone vision of these satellite dishes. And that the building itself is occupied in the lower _______, ______ up by a series of courts, and it's five acres of _____________, horizontal _____ for their ______________ offices. And then that, in turn, propelled us to look at larger-scale projects where this ______ of landscape ________ interface becomes a connective tissue.

Solution

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  3. laugier
  4. portion
  5. space
  6. caretakers
  7. administrative
  8. notion
  9. uninterrupted

Original Text

And what we really want to do — well, the architects, if there are architects out there, this is the Laugier Hut; this is the primitive hut that's been around for so long — and what we wanted to do is really build this, because they see themselves as the caretakers of the world, and we wanted them to look down at their satellite, how they see their own site, that eight-acre site, and we wanted nothing left. We wanted it to stay green. There's actually three baseball fields on it right now, and they're going to stay there. We put one piece directly north-south, and it holds the dishes at the ears, right? And then right below that the processing, and the mission lift, and the mission control room, and all the other spaces are underground. And what you look at is an aircraft carrier that's performance-driven by the cone vision of these satellite dishes. And that the building itself is occupied in the lower portion, broken up by a series of courts, and it's five acres of uninterrupted, horizontal space for their administrative offices. And then that, in turn, propelled us to look at larger-scale projects where this notion of landscape building interface becomes a connective tissue.

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