Drawing Codes

Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation

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‘Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation’ examines the effects of this transformation on the architectural discipline and explores how architects have critically integrated procedural thinking into their drawing process.

Size: 8” x 11” Portrait
Pages: 296pp
Binding: Hardbound
Publication Date: Fall 2023
ISBN: 978-1-957183-39-8
World Rights: Available

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“Through 96 experimental drawings and five critical essays, this book examines the role of computational processes and procedural thinking in the production of architectural representation.”

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Overview

Emerging technologies of design and production have transformed the role of drawings within the contemporary design process from that of design generators to design products. As architectural design has shifted from an analog drawing-based paradigm to that of a computational model-based paradigm, the agency of the drawing as a critical and important form of design representation has shifted. ‘Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation’ examines the effects of this transformation on the architectural discipline and explores how architects have critically integrated procedural thinking into their drawing process. The book contains 96 commissioned drawings by a diverse range of architects that investigate how rules and constraints inform the ways architects document, analyze, represent, and design the built environment. The publication features essays by architects and theorists offering diverse perspectives on how computational techniques and, more importantly, computational thinking, can revitalize the role of architectural drawing as a creative and critical act.

Each drawing responds to a shared conceptual prompt developed by the authors and conforms to a standard size and format. The intent is for this consistency to elicit a wide range of approaches to questions of technology, design, code, and representation. The book documents how computational processes such as procedural drawing, digital simulation, automated production, and machine learning can contribute to a new understanding of what drawings are and how they are created. The result is a considerable diversity of medium, aesthetic sensibility, and content, demonstrating how conventions of architectural representation remain fertile territory for invention and speculation.

Authors

Andrew Kudless leads the design practice Matsys and is a professor at the University of Houston.

 

Adam Marcus directs the design practice Variable Projects and is an associate professor at Tulane University.

All Credited Contributors:

Ila Berman

Sarah Hearne

John McMorrough

Amelyn Ng

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Size: 8” x 11” Portrait
Pages: 296pp
Binding: Hardbound
Publication Date: Fall 2023
ISBN: 978-1-957183-39-8


Drawing Codes

“Through 96 experimental drawings and five critical essays, this book examines the role of computational processes and procedural thinking in the production of architectural representation.”

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Tel: +1(415) 883-3300
USA - New York
Tel: +1(646) 322-2466
Asia - Singapore & China
Tel: +(65) 9068-1860
Tel: +(86) 755-84556863

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