Video Archive | Building codes (4)

Wes Jones The Machine Rules-clip_2155
Wes Jones presents the project for a tower building in San Francisco and a house project in Brisbane. Jones reflects on the idea...
Stanley Saitowitz-clip_2374
Saitowitz proceeds with his lecture, discussing several urban projects through which he has attempted to challenge conservative...
Jean-Marc Ibos, Myrto Vitart and Dominique Lyon-clip_5563
Dominique Lyon presents a building for a French newspaper, with a curved facade. He documents a series of libraries. He concludes...
Ray Kappe-clip_1125
When comparing his built homes to homes that meet California's prescriptive design code, Kappe finds that his designs are much...

Wes Jones The Machine Rules-clip_2155

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January 29, 2003 | Video Lecturer:

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Wes Jones presents the project for a tower building in San Francisco and a house project in Brisbane. Jones reflects on the idea that a machine confers rules on production, in this case by the application of codes and rules that direct the design. He goes on to discuss that the “machine rules” come to us as constraints but if attended to with intelligence, they will help create successful architecture.


Stanley Saitowitz-clip_2374

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March 7, 2001 | Video Lecturer:

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Saitowitz proceeds with his lecture, discussing several urban projects through which he has attempted to challenge conservative decision-making in the San Francisco zoning office. He presents a building which took advantage of code allowing for sectional inclusion of outdoor space in the Floor Area Ratio in addition to integrating a structural type which allows for greater programmatic flexibility. He goes on to show his work on several lager-scale urban complexes which integrate post-tensioned structural members and describes continued navigating around zoning roadblocks.


Jean-Marc Ibos, Myrto Vitart and Dominique Lyon-clip_5563

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Dominique Lyon presents a building for a French newspaper, with a curved facade. He documents a series of libraries. He concludes with documentation of the development of a transparent facade for a library in the east of France.


Ray Kappe-clip_1125

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April 7, 1982 |

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When comparing his built homes to homes that meet California’s prescriptive design code, Kappe finds that his designs are much more energy-efficient despite having significantly more glazing than allowed by the code. Thoughtful architecture has to take into account energy consumption just as much as it does structure, but
the primary design driver should be the occupant’s desires and needs. And occupants tend to desire substantial glazing. Kappe shows that it is possible to address all requirements, and that is what makes a good architect.