September 20, 2010; 66 Minutes; Video
In architecture practice, "research" is conducted as a form of applied design. It is not fixed, scientific or determinative, but experimental and multivalent. At the same time, a building or architectural project must stand alone. This talk describes our work as open ended research into conditions of architecture including geometry, fabrication technology, structure, material and environment through "case studies" of our design projects. Work at two distinct scales are discussed - one-to-one scale material exploration, and larger building and city scale hypothetical designs.