Fall 2021

Architects in wood and drawing

Throughout almost its entire history, architects has practiced three main drawings in particular – plan, section and elevation – both as tools in the design process and for the presentation of the finished work. Another central tool for the architect is the three-dimensional model. With the model, we get a physical representation of the architect’s intentions.
In this week’s assignment, the students were introduced to the architect’s tools through building an architecton; a model of architectural character that can be experienced from all four sides. The architecton is free from function and direction but convey space and a formal principle. The students then represented the model in plan, elevation and through photography.