Special Issue "Representation in Architecture"

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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 (Website)

School of Architecture, University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ, UK
Phone: 00442392842951
Fax: +44 2392 842087
Interests: interdisciplinary education; urban design, housing; representation; architecture practice and research through design

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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

Submission

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Open AccessArticle The Undisciplined Drawing
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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If, as I have argued elsewhere, architecture and archaeology share homological correspondences of common origin thus enabling analogical relationships of creative juxtaposition, then it becomes possible to characterise those correspondences through their representational drawing practices as they are embodied in the products [...] Read more.
If, as I have argued elsewhere, architecture and archaeology share homological correspondences of common origin thus enabling analogical relationships of creative juxtaposition, then it becomes possible to characterise those correspondences through their representational drawing practices as they are embodied in the products of those practices and in the instruments which make those products. This characterisation is the subject of this paper, first by examining architecture and archaeology as disciplined suites of practices nurtured and developed within the constraints of their parent profession, and then through the examination of particular drawing techniques and instruments—techniques and instruments either common to each discipline or abandoned by them. These commonalities and abandonments reveal their undisciplinary nature. This loosening of disciplinary constraint is further examined through the analysis of “undisciplined drawing” case studies. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Elevating Mallarmé’s Shipwreck
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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This paper discusses collage as a means to explore spatial ideas. It concerns the practice of drawing-as-research, the spatiality of drawing and the nature of paper. It questions the homogeneity of digital tools in contemporary practice. It is introduced with a discussion [...] Read more.
This paper discusses collage as a means to explore spatial ideas. It concerns the practice of drawing-as-research, the spatiality of drawing and the nature of paper. It questions the homogeneity of digital tools in contemporary practice. It is introduced with a discussion of architectural representation and space with a historical trajectory. It questions an understanding of space-as-geometry and discusses the potential role of non-perspectival drawings and non-digital drawing in current practice. The collage studies focus on the late nineteenth century. Working in the tradition of the collage novel, and with original engravings from the popular French newspaper Le Grande Illustré (1904), the collages work with the thematic structure and spatiality of Stéphane Mallarmé’s revolutionary poem Un Coup de Dés written a few years earlier. In this paper, the spatial and thematic content of Mallarmé’s poem are visualized for the first time. The conclusions of this study concern the role of non-digital drawings in the profession, and the potential of creative “paper technologies” to engage the material imagination at the early stages of a design process. It opens new ground as a study of the spatiality of text, the relationship between dramaturgy and architecture and on the nature of topological drawings. Full article
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