Archinect - Infamous Lines 2017-05-24T21:38:59-04:00 What is Stirling’s signature line? Annie McCarthy 2013-05-02T16:40:10-04:00 >2013-06-20T15:55:23-04:00 <p> <em>by Kasia Zycinska</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> By analyzing what and how James Stirling drew, this drawing study searches for architect&rsquo;s signature curve.<br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><em>Isometrics exploded into distinct building components</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <br> Isometric and perspectival projections became an important method of architectural representation for Stirling, not only as a presentation technique, but as a design method. The architect would often isolate a specific portion of a building and represent it as a three-dimensional composition viewed either from above or below.</p> <p> This method of representation allowed him to express how the singular parts work together to create a larger whole &mdash; a simultaneous visualization of function and structure. Breaking up a building into discrete parts allowed Stirling to explore relationships between volumes and voids and articulation of program as a series of semi-autonomous pieces.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <br><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><em>Analysis based on the physical production of Stirling&rsquo;s projections &ndash; hand-drafted with parallel bar executed in...</em></p> Why is it important to talk about the Agency of Drawing? Why should we talk about it now? Annie McCarthy 2013-05-02T16:29:59-04:00 >2015-01-03T11:44:03-05:00 <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> During the event the guests presented their ideas on the role and importance of the medium of Drawing. Each participant to provided a lens, through which drawing is seen &ndash; as an agency of design exploration, rhetorical expression, informative data set, conceptual framework, or essential technique of the architectural discipline and profession. After the presentations, the guests summoned on stage for a strong, intense, and lively discussion on the topic of Drawing.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><em>Drawing Summit presentations and discussion</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Volkan Alkanoglu argued that it is important to still include drawing into production, but not just as a tool or a device, but as an essential part of disciplinary discourse. He advocated we move away from a nostalgic reading of drawings towards a force that can reshape the discipline of architecture. As his&nbsp; contribution to the discussion, Alkanoglu presented work from a seminar that he taught in the fall of 2012, Infamous Lines, which focused on project...</p>