‘Drawing gives us a way to express, improve, or evaluate architectural form, space, and order, a spatial means of disclosing architecture. Texture, light, experience, space, and mood are revealed with all their complexity in the hand drawn and digital illustrations featured in drawing spaces: disclosing architecture. Phases of drawings reveal an illustration’s development from rough early sketches through completed result – one invitation from this exhibit, and its attendant programming, that encourages us to slow down and truly see how works of architecture, interior architecture, and landscape architecture are tested and explored before being built. Drawing becomes a way to share visions of what may be.
A spark to curiosity and appreciation for how three-dimensional space is expressed two-dimensionally, this project honors our educational mission and commitment to share how design is collaboratively achieved across diverse communities It also tells the story of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (formerly Perspectivists), founded at the BAC in the 1980s, for the first time in more than thirty years. Using examples across the span of 50 years, we are asked to consider the medium of architecture. Whether shared through sketches or digital means, architecture is presented as part of a living tradition, part of a process of seeing, reflecting, and making.’
For ‘drawing spaces: disclosing architecture’ KooZA/rch presents a body of work which explores diverse approaches to representation and drawing.
3 tools, 3 mediums and 3 projects have been chosen to represent the varied and multifaceted world of architectural discourse.
From the use of collage as a means to overlay ‘conceptual thought and concrete reality’ (Corpo Atelier), to the machine and ‘deviation as a means of questioning the extent to which we can control process’ (Edouard Cabay) to the investigation into the pixel and the ‘graphic novel as an experiment’ ((ab)Normal) we aim to reveal the drawing as a space of endless visionary experimentation of the critical unbuilt.
Not limiting the conversation to the physical exhibition in Boston, the scope is to extend the discourse at a global scale, using the digital platform as a means to stress the finite space on Newbury Street by expanding into the finite world wide web.
From the final image, working our way ‘backwards’ – unravelling the conceptual thought and process, we invite you to read our 3 interviews to (ab)Normal, Corpo Atelier & Edouard Cabay and visit the exhibition @ McCormick Gallery, Boston Architectural College, 320 Newbury Street, Boston until January 2nd 2019.