what is the drawing’s purpose :: part 1 – sketch

Another great post from Lee at think | architect

think | architect

01 cube sketch 01 inverted

If you’ve been around long enough, you know that I have frequently written about drawing and sketching as part of the architect’s process, therefore my opinions have not been masked or hidden on this topic. Perhaps it’s one of my favorites.

A year ago well-known architect Michael Graves was published in the New York Times for a discourse that “drawing isn’t dead” where he refers back to a previous essay he had written (“The Necessity of Drawing: Tangible Speculation”, appears in his book “Michael Graves, Images of a Grand Tour” as well as Architectural Design Magazine 1977) about different types of drawings as part of the architect’s process. This is important to me as an architect. However, since I teach first-year architecture students the basics of drawing as a means of spatial awareness in addition to learning how to represent spatial ideas, the process of drawing is reinforced…

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