Thomas Heatherwick at TED

Thomas Heatherwick's Seed Cathedral at Shanghai Expo, and rolling bridge in Paddington

At the TED conference in March this year Thomas Heatherwick gave a short but wonderful presentation of some of his current work and thinking, which is very much outside the box. Click here to see Thomas Heatherwick’s presentation at TED. The photos above show his Seed Cathedral, the UK Pavilion at the Shanghai World Exposition, consisting of 66,000 light cables each illuminating a seed within the building with sunlight during the day and conversely transmitting the interior light outside by night, and his rolling bridge project at Paddington in London (photos via

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