If your Netflix queue is empty and you're searching for something to watch, why not look in the TED Talks archives for some inspirational talks from world class architects?

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Whether you have a passion for talking architecture, or just seeing beautiful houses, Grand Designs is a great start for getting your architectural fix. But what to do after you've binge-watched every episode?

There's plenty of inspiring content out there, but for a quick, interesting watch, how about looking through the TED Talks back catalogue. 

Here are some brilliant speakers on homes and architecture to start you off. 

David Rockwell 

American architect David Rockwell wants you to know that stairs aren't just about going up, down or getting from A to B, they're crucial to the feeling of movement and emotion of a space. 

Bjarke Ingels

Creative modern architect Bjarke Ingels talks not only about his creative projects, including working with LEGO, but also how he visualises how we'll live in the future in floating cities. 

Marc Kushner 

Marc Kushner operates Architizer, an online hub connecting the public back to architecture. His engaging TED Talk is a walk through the modern history of architecture, explaining the ebb and flow of experimentation and the pivotal moments that changed how the world designs its buildings. 

Frank Gehry 

A name that comes up time and time again in contemporary architectural history, Frank Gehry is one of the world's most famous and revered architects. His TED Talk may be from back in 2002, but it's a great chance to hear how the influential designer envisaged the future of architecture we're living today. 

 

Did you enjoy these TED Talks? Let us know by tweeting us @granddesigns or posting a comment on our Facebook page. 

 

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