offered the end-of-day talk. He reflected both on the buildings discussed by the rest of participants and the larger problem this event poses—namely, the role of the building in the production of architectural knowledge.
interpreted his building in terms of planes of confrontation where tensions are condensed; a micro-scale of maximum intensity.
spoke about the possibility for the suburban, largely unremarkable American house to become the beginning of a new epistemological paradigm.
examined the specificities of his building’s structure, both as a condensation of the most reduced form of dwelling and as an extension of the histories and rituals inherent to the typology of the tea house.
discussed the importance of the large, smooth internal spaces of his building, from construction details to institutional critique.
described his building as one whose atemporal architectural experience causes a particular kind of boredom.
constructed an argument around the failure of digital design theory to bridge the gap between small scale fabrication and full scale construction.
presented his building in terms of riddles—made of lands, topped by sea; built in a hurry, but preconceived.
showed how this building’s invention caters for both local animated nights and everyday activities that extend beyond its limits.
discussed the dissolution of the horizontal in establishing the various levels of a building.
unpacked the counter-intuitive yet necessary subtle relations between his building, the architect and the site.
talked about the cinematographic aspects built into the aesthetic experience of architecture.
elaborated on the possibility of construing a building as a two-dimensional icon, as well as its capacity to become a persuasive sign.
illustrated how interpreting a wall’s redundancies may help to fundamentally question the role of a building’s vertical faces.
is the organiser of this event. He offered the opening remarks and moderated one of the conversations.
discussed the tension between two of the dominant themes of the last twenty-five years: an irreducible singularity and an irreducibly multiplicity.
talked about how his building challenges one of the basic rules of concrete construction: the predictability of the casted form.
focused on the thickening and transformative role of the roof, as well as related aspects such as the single horizontal slab and the roof-ground condition.