Standard Side Effects: Accidental Architecture of Building Regulation

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This article offers a summary of an ongoing research project, through digests of three research projects published elsewhere. For further reflection on the problematics of performance-based codes for fire-safety, see Liam Ross, “Invitation and Escape” in Theory by Design: Architectural Research Made Explicit in the Design Studio, edited by Els De Vos, Johan De Walsche, and Marjan Michels (Brussels: ASP – Academic & Scientific Publishers, 2013) and Liam Ross, “Margins of Safety” in Industries of Architecture, edited by Katie Lloyd Thomas, Tilo Amhoff, and Nick Beech (Abingdon: Routledge, 2016). Material on the Lagos setback was initially developed by Liam Ross and Tolulope Onabolu for the “Venice Take Away” exhibition in the British Pavilion at the 2012 Biennale of Architecture in Venice. Further work on this material is to be published in the forthcoming edition of Architectural Theory Review 20, no. 2, “Corruption.” Further material on window-cleaning legislation in Edinburgh has been published in the articles: Liam Ross, “On Contradictory Regulations,” Architectural Research Quarterly 16, no. 3 (2012) and Liam Ross, “Compliant Architecture,” Candide 4 (2011).
Original languageEnglish
JournalARCH+
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2016

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