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David J Lewis & Paul Lewis of Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (November 20, 2002)01:30:20

After an introduction by Kazys Varnelis, David and Paul Lewis of Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis discuss a gallery installation that eavesdropped on conversations, and amplified and and relayed them around the space. They describe the tectonic aspect of the installation. They discuss a series of projects addressing the suburban condition, exploring mass manufacturing, mass customization and horizontality. They discuss a proposal to merge sprawl housing with big-box retail. Lewis and Lewis discuss their competition entry for the Great Egyptian Museum. They discuss their intent to create relationships between the community of Giza and the nearby pyramids. A waterway provided unity and also functioned as part of the cooling system for the museum. They explain the different tourist interest areas they created. Lewis and Lewis present a residence hall for the College of Wooster in Ohio. They interviewed students and analyzed the program, to optimize living groups and social spaces. An additional concern was creating a strong relationship between the residence hall and an adjacent park. One of the project constraints was a requirement for a pitched roof, which they exploited to create new spatial arrangements.

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