With Stan Allen, Olalekan Jeyifous, Hilary Sample, and Billie Tsien. Moderated by Gregory Wessner, Executive Director of the National Academy of Design.
Drawings in architecture serve a variety of purposes, from the functional to the conceptual. Drawings communicate the image of a building to a client or public. They guide a building’s construction. But drawing as a practice helps an architect or designer explore ideas–about a building’s site, its volume, its plan, its details, and more. Drawing is a tool not only of observation and management, but also of imagination; drawings can articulate a speculative realm of possibility that extends beyond established ideas and material conditions. Over the past several decades, the array of digital technologies that have transformed design have transformed drawing itself. As these technologies are absorbed by designers, what is the state of drawing in architecture today?
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