Special Issue "Representation in Architecture"


A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Lorraine Farrelly
School of Architecture, University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ, UK
Website: http://www.port.ac.uk/departments/academic/architecture/staff/title,38890,en.html
E-Mail: lorraine.farrelly@port.ac.uk
Phone: 00442392842951
Fax: +44 2392 842087
Interests: interdisciplinary education; urban design, housing; representation; architecture practice and research through design

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the digital age drawing still remains central to how architects think, how they represent their ideas and communicate the complex information that describes every detail in a building. In an increasingly specialised construction industry, drawings remain key to the communication and co-ordination of information. At the same time, the tradition of drawing is part of a broader question of representation in architecture. How do architects develop an appropriate or distinct language or form of expression for their work ? What is the role of representation in creation of a new architectural language for the twenty first century? The answers to these questions reveal an extraordinary diversity of techniques in current practice and academies, where experiments with traditional digital and hybrid drawings, in two and three dimensions, combine with complex software platforms and digital output devices to explore and define radically new spatial topographies.

Prof. Dr. Lorraine Farrelly
Guest Editor


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Buildings 2013, 3(2), 357-379; doi:10.3390/buildings3020357
Received: 2 March 2013 / Revised: 10 April 2013 / Accepted: 12 April 2013 / Published: 15 May 2013
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Buildings 2013, 3(2), 324-340; doi:10.3390/buildings3020324
Received: 31 January 2013 / Revised: 22 March 2013 / Accepted: 25 March 2013 / Published: 11 April 2013
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