Following an introduction by Coy Howard, Stanley Saitowitz presents a range of projects which he categorizes as residential, urban, and public. Saitowitz describes his interest in residential work that is site specific, his struggles integrating certain structure and material types into the urban fabric of San Francisco, and his interest in connectivity in public projects. He expresses a desire to expand the role of space and the reduction of form, hoping to frame moments and events through his work.
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Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung discuss their design philosophies and how they work together. They describe their early work and influences. They show projects in which spaces are framed by architecture. They discuss different layers present in their work, especially to engage people and induce an emotional
reaction. They describe certain construction techniques that link several of the projects together. They discuss the importance of pride and craftsmanship in their work. They also stress the need to remain playful and how their works tries to contain an air of whimsy to retain a certain lightness. They discuss technical and aesthetic aspects of their more recent work.
Bernard Tschumi describes his attitude toward his work as an attempt to see architecture as a form of knowledge. He then describes his obsession with event and movement, insisting that they are pivotal in all his design decisions. Tschumi also introduces the Manhattan Transcripts, analysing the first two parts as a way of explaining the drawings and ideas behind the work.