While acknowledging the attractive simplicity of dogmatic rules, Cook argues instead for the idiosyncratic, the irregular, and deviations. He discusses urban planning, materiality, and restoration projects like the Tate Modern, stressing awareness of adjacent situations between incongruous parts.
Video Archive | Inflatable structures (4)
George Yu begins with a review of his ongoing relationship with SCI-Arc, referencing his career as an instructor and his collaborative projects with the school. He documents one of these collaborations, an installation in the SCI-Arc Gallery involving inflatable structures and an interactive audio component. He then presents a collaborative project with IBM E-Business and graphic design firm Imaginary Forces. He discusses the process of negotiating design intent with the client and explains the construction of an interactive conference table.
Steve Badanes chronicles the work to date of the design-build studio, Jersey Devil, a collective of designers. Often living on site in temporary constructions, the members of Jersey Devil have transitioned from early work with inflatables, to mobile architecture, to more established residential projects. Their projects are tied together by an interest in passive and active solar energy, and a focus on materiality and on the fly ingenuity.
Steve Badanes discusses Jersey Devil’s early work. He describes his work with inflatables in terms of the dream of expanding the connection between indoor and outdoor. He reviews the transition to more energy efficient means of making this connection as energy costs became a more pressing concern. In several projects exterior insulation maintains exposure of the structure internally while reduce costs.