Archinect - Infamous Lines 2014-11-28T07:20:57-05:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/72369725/what-is-stirling-s-signature-line 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2q/2qky5knzi5jhn4vl.jpg" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ml/ml2ldwuiuujxui3m.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l1/l1san4y0xiub3fcn.jpg" title=""><em>Analysis based on the physical production of Stirling&rsquo;s projections &ndash; hand-drafted with parallel bar executed in...</em></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/72369019/why-is-it-important-to-talk-about-the-agency-of-drawing-why-should-we-talk-about-it-now 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 >2013-05-06T15:39:54-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fh/fhypl5ebnqhfq8xw.jpg" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0v/0v8ppx0r6meb3qym.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kc7wm5feoyh50le3.jpg" 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>