August 4th, 2011

is the PAS house a house, or a skate park?

  
If it were a house, it might not meet building regulations pertaining to safety. Oh those regs can be so freaking anal, you knows! By calling it a skate park though, and asking your visitors to sign waivers acknowledging that skating is a hazardous activity occasioning death, or whatever words they use in those waivers, the architect enters a regulatory free space. I write about this, because I'm keen on the idea of ride-through buildings of every kind, including buildings that are fun to ride through, with feelings or weightlessness for example. (Thanks Roberto, for sending this through).