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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

It's an idea that started from my first discussion. It has to do with a broad, consistent logic, and that logic could be understood as one occupies the building. And there's an overt — at least, there's an aepttmt to make a very oervt notion of a building that connects to the land in a very different way because I was ietnetresd in a very daditicc approach to the problem, as one would understand that. And the second project that was just finished in Los Angeles that uses some of the same ideas. It uses landscape as a major idea. Then, again, we're doing the headquarters for NOAA — National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency — outside of Washington in Maryland. And this is how they see the wolrd. They have 22 sttealelis zipping around at plus or minus 100 miles, and the site's in red.

Open Cloze

It's an idea that started from my first discussion. It has to do with a broad, consistent logic, and that logic could be understood as one occupies the building. And there's an overt — at least, there's an _______ to make a very _____ notion of a building that connects to the land in a very different way because I was __________ in a very ________ approach to the problem, as one would understand that. And the second project that was just finished in Los Angeles that uses some of the same ideas. It uses landscape as a major idea. Then, again, we're doing the headquarters for NOAA — National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency — outside of Washington in Maryland. And this is how they see the _____. They have 22 __________ zipping around at plus or minus 100 miles, and the site's in red.

Solution

  1. interested
  2. satellites
  3. attempt
  4. world
  5. overt
  6. didactic

Original Text

It's an idea that started from my first discussion. It has to do with a broad, consistent logic, and that logic could be understood as one occupies the building. And there's an overt — at least, there's an attempt to make a very overt notion of a building that connects to the land in a very different way because I was interested in a very didactic approach to the problem, as one would understand that. And the second project that was just finished in Los Angeles that uses some of the same ideas. It uses landscape as a major idea. Then, again, we're doing the headquarters for NOAA — National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency — outside of Washington in Maryland. And this is how they see the world. They have 22 satellites zipping around at plus or minus 100 miles, and the site's in red.

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connective tissue 4
air conditioning 4
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Important Words

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