Some fear that the art of drawing and design in architecture is fading, and in the professional world it certainly is, however the ability to visualize your ideas threw drawing is still held close to the chest in academic architecture. I can’t tell how many times my professors asked where my sketch book was, or told me to get out of the computer and back to the trace. Mark Ericson introduction to architectural drawing is in depth and imaginative view into explorative 2D and 3D architectural drawing. The work pushes the importance of line weight, shadow control, and pulling 2 D into the 3D realm. Check it out after the jump!
“This introduction to architectural drawing in the first term of Woodbury University’s graduate program, immersed students in line-weight, Descriptive Geometry, and shadow projection. The course began with a series of two-dimensional geometric relationships and moved into Descriptive Geometry, as a means of unfolding and stretching the two-dimensional relationships into three.
These were then inflated through the student’s individualized methods of three-dimensional shadow projection. The intent of the work was to develop a rigorous, novel, and somewhat malleable method for moving between two-dimensional drawings and three-dimensional propositions.”
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