In response to an old post by a fellow Architecture student over at ‘Her design journal’ I thought I would share with you a selection of my favourite sketches from my Year 1 sketchbooks of my undergraduate.
Bridge perspective from ‘Dry Joint’s’ project
Folly design after Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion
Sketch analysis of University of Ulster’s Belfast campus, York street Belfast for ‘Constructing Architecture’ project
Parasitic stage design for ‘Politic’s in Architecture’ project – Model/Further info can be found here
Exploring plans after Zvi Hecker’s Spiral apartment house
Field sketching in Edinburgh, Scotland – Enric Miralles’s Scottish Parliament/Benson & Forsyth’s National Museum of Scotland
Drawing for me has always been my favourite method for recording space, and for translating my spatial thoughts to something communicable. I do not claim to be in any way proficient in doing this (these are 1st year sketches after all!), and like most struggle with the process of recording 3D thought to 2D Presentation, none the less it is a skill which I find fascinating in it’s complexity, and I cannot deny an obsession for well crafted and considered drawings. There is a tactility to drawing which I have found extremely difficult to recreate through digital means, and a seductive mystery in allowing the viewer to mentally fill in what is not observable, something which a clinically accurate model may not allow happen. Drawing presents our ideas in a flawed and beautiful language of creation and recreation, it may never be perfect, but it is always personal. I hope you enjoy this short post nearly as much as I did drawing it!
Find Herdesignjournal’s original post here.