This bring me to an issue I have been thinking for a while. I always thought that the more stringent (and of course meaningful) building codes would be more beneficial to the architects, both creatively and commercially. Creatively because, such regulations always allow them to play with a little bit open space here and a few meters of set back there even though they could be a nuisance (in fact, IMO one of the points highlighted i the lecture). commercially because more complicated they are there will be fewer and fewer people who could interpret them!
Geoffrey Bawa Commemoration Week
Building and Construction Authority (BCA), Singapore