Legislating Architecture

I would say that a political program is more important than new rules or replacing rules with other rules – Rem Koohlhas

from text to a (w)hole laws creating design how can legislation be a tool rather than an obstacle?

our work moves back and forth between using the given parameters and understanding to change them.

the pleasure of overcoming legal restrictions

to approve
to allow
to permit
to appropriate
to authorize
to assent
to sanction sth
to pass sth
to bless sth
to OK sth
to approbate sth
to homologate sth
to sign off on sth.
to give permission for sth

“De te fabula narratur,”
“Of you the tale is told.”
Karl Marx, Das Kapital

we celebrate the possibility of contemporaneity in legislating as a work of design

Why can’t we reverse the conditions? Why can’t we comprehend architecture in a way that we simply rewrite the texts?

We celebrate the possibility of contemporaneity in legislating as a work of design.

Our practice is driven by the constant widening and reinterpretation of building law, rules, zoning and code.

How can legislation be considered a pro-active instrument for design rather than an obstacle?

laws create design.
law has materiality

modern thinking relies on parameters and this is ours: Legislating Architecture

Well, if I only could make laws.

Gesetze gestalten

I would say a political program is more important than new rules or replacing with other rules. Rem Koolhaas