Archinect - News 2014-04-18T01:37:11-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/29890128/tedxjacksonhole-nona-yehia-jefferson-ellinger-new-architectures-nature-and-phenomena TEDxJacksonHole - Nona Yehia & Jefferson Ellinger - New Architectures: Nature and Phenomena nonayehia 2011-12-05T17:05:06-05:00 >2011-12-08T09:16:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pn/pnz2p8dtphunjtn4.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Nona Yehia and Jefferson Ellinger established the architectural firm, Ellinger/Yehia Design LLC in 2003 to investigate links between architecture, landscape and technology. In 2004, the firm opened an office in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to further explore these inter-relationships.<br> Architects, artists, scientists and designers throughout the ages have been inspired by the beauty and elegance in nature; studying, imitating and attempting to recreate natural systems has shaped life as we know it. Today, the question is how natural phenomena can become instrumental in the design of new architectures that radically redefine our built environment.</p>