Whereas other forms of architectural representation may better communicate the formal or aesthetic concerns of a project—whether a project is “naturalistic, rectilinear, curvilinear, formal, or informal”—sectional drawings cut right past the plan aesthetic. Able to be drawn quickly and early in the design process, sections offer a powerful generative, communicative and analytical tool. — landscape urbanism
For the Winter 2011 edition of landscape urbanism Stephanie Carlisle and Nicholas Pevzner explore the performative ground and representational meaning of the deep section. They define three types of deep section—the landscape transect, the structural section and the sequential section - and their role in shaping a deep urbanism.