Moshe Safdie’s buildings—from grand libraries to intimate apartment complexes—explore the qualities of light and the nature of private and public space.

He is responsible for the the National Gallery in Ottawa, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Vancouver public library.  For Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem, Mr. Safdie designed designed the Children’s Memorial and the Memorial to the Deportees. He’s also built airport terminals in Tel Aviv. In the US, he designed the elegant and understated Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Masachusetts, and  the Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas.

Link to video: http://www.ted.com/talks/moshe_safdie_on_building_uniqueness.html

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