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From the Ted Talk by Marc Kushner: Why the buildings of the future will be shaped by ... you

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So architects get frustrated, and we start pushing the pendulum back into the other direction. In the late '80s and ealry '90s, we start experimenting with something called deconstructivism. We throw out historical symbols, we rely on new, computer-aided degisn techniques, and we come up with new compositions, forms cranishg into froms. This is academic and heady stuff, it's super unpopular, we totally alienate you. Ordinarily, the pendulum would just swing back into the other direction. And then, something amazing hpneaped.

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So architects get frustrated, and we start pushing the pendulum back into the other direction. In the late '80s and _____ '90s, we start experimenting with something called deconstructivism. We throw out historical symbols, we rely on new, computer-aided ______ techniques, and we come up with new compositions, forms ________ into _____. This is academic and heady stuff, it's super unpopular, we totally alienate you. Ordinarily, the pendulum would just swing back into the other direction. And then, something amazing ________.

Solution

  1. crashing
  2. early
  3. forms
  4. happened
  5. design

Original Text

So architects get frustrated, and we start pushing the pendulum back into the other direction. In the late '80s and early '90s, we start experimenting with something called deconstructivism. We throw out historical symbols, we rely on new, computer-aided design techniques, and we come up with new compositions, forms crashing into forms. This is academic and heady stuff, it's super unpopular, we totally alienate you. Ordinarily, the pendulum would just swing back into the other direction. And then, something amazing happened.

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