Constellations of Compliance
In 1911 a tragic factory fire in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory changed building codes and changed history. Concerns about life safety began to overcome the economic concerns of building owners and developers. As time has passed the strenuousness of building codes has increased. A trend toward more safety in buildings (and thus more expensive buildings) leads this project to imagine what more extensive building codes generate beyond safety. What new interactions can architects encourage while also complying with the codes of the future? New interactions can produce new economies, new forms of socialization, and new ways of seeing ones neighborhood producing Constellations of Compliance.
Here an exploration of possible coded futures are imagined using the site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, the NYU Brown building in Manhattan New York.