Discursive Images

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Discursive Images

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70:1 Design as Scholarship

As Robin Evans so astutely observed in his seminal 1986 essay, “Translations from Drawing to Building,” architects don’t make buildings they make drawings. Although much has changed since he made this observation, particularly with respect to disciplinary representational practices, drawings and constructed images remain primary media of architectural design.
 
Discursive images, a specific subset of the constructed imagery created by architects, are loaded – they are full of information, replete with spatial articulation, jam-packed with representational conceits and conventions, and overflowing with interpretive possibilities – while simultaneously concise in their delivery, refined in their graphic language, minimal in their aesthetic, and pithy in their communicative potential. Within their fulsome compositions, they retain both clues and tools for their own unpacking. They are discursive in both of its meanings, simultaneously meandering, digressive, diffuse and visually verbose, while retaining the potent capacity to stimulate discourse on, in, and surrounding the discipline of architecture.

Marshall Brown
Illinois Institute of Technology
Title:  Chimera Series, Hand collage on paper, 14"x17"
Keywords: 
Collage, Photomontage, Assembly
  • 0259
James Alexander Craig
Newcastle University
Title:  Mallory
Keywords: 
Landscape
  • 0359
Matt Ozga-Lawn
University of Newcastle
Title:  The Doomers’ Ball
Keywords: 
Narrative
  • 0459
Ian Caine and Derek Hoeferlin, with Emily Chen
University Texas San Antonio and Washington University in St. Louis
Title:  HYDRO-REGIONS 2050
Keywords: 
Eastward Expansion
  • 0559
Fabio Barilari
Fabio Barilari Architetti
Title:  Wien Museum Neu Project
Keywords: 
DWG/notes
  • 0659
Betty F. Bluvshtein
Temple University & Philadelphia University
Title:  ‘Tectonic Semblance’
Keywords: 
Narrative
  • 0759
Emmanuel Nkambule
University of Pretoria
Title:  Khutsong Informal Settlement Urban Space Proposal
Keywords: 
South Africa
  • 0859
Alvin Huang
Synthesis Design + Architecture USC School of Architecture
Title:  Articulated Surface Tensions
Keywords: 
Form-finding, Geometric Logic, Minimal Surface, Principal Stress Analysis, Constructive Geometry, Pavilion
  • 0959
Jason Griffiths
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Title:  031Contemporary Rustic
Keywords: 
Simulaccess
  • 1059
Jay Cantrell
El Centro College
Title:  Collage of Light Modulators
Keywords: 
Light Modulators
  • 1159
Ashley Scott Kelly
University of Hong Kong
Title:  Hong Kong Ground: Parametric Approaches to Discontinuous Surface Creation
Keywords: 
Discontinuous Surfaces
  • 1259
Eric R.P. Farr
NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Title:  Diectic Oneiric Simulacrum
Keywords: 
Effigy, Antiphon
  • 1359
Marc Manack
SILO AR+D, University of Arkansas
Title:  Silos
Keywords: 
Types as Practices
  • 1459
Jesse LeCavalier
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Title:  Architecture of Fulfillment
Keywords: 
Logistics
  • 1559
Jacklynn Niemiec
Drexel University
Title:  Bits of Man (poetry by Valerie Fox, based on a quotation from Gaston Bachelard’s Poetics of Space)
Keywords: 
Human-Centered
  • 1659
Seth McDowell
University of Virginia
Title:  Anomalous Construct
Keywords: 
Speculative
  • 1759
Neyran Turan
Rice University, NEMESTUDIO
Title:  Museum of Lost Volumes
Keywords: 
Resource extraction, Anthropecene and architecture, climate change, monuments, ruins, Rare Earth minerals
  • 1859
Erik Herrmann
University of Michigan
Title:  Homage to Nees
Keywords: 
Computergrafik
  • 1959
Brittany Williams
University of Maryland
Title:  Diagram for a Holistic Approach
Keywords: 
Sustainability
  • 2059
Carolina Dayer
CalPoly San Luis Obispo
Title:  On Un-Certainty
Keywords: 
certum / carlo scarpa
  • 2159
James A. Enos
NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Title:  Have It Your Way
Keywords: 
Conceptual
  • 2259
Kyle J. Miller
Syracuse University
Title:  Authority Figures
Keywords: 
History, Discipline
  • 2359
Amy Thompson and Julian Raxworthy
University of Cape Town
Title:  Europe in Europe, Cape Town
Keywords: 
Europe
  • 2459
Luke Pearson
The Bartlett School of Architecture
Title:  Learning from Los Santos: Non-Diegetic Mural
Keywords: 
Digital Collage
  • 2559
Kyle Reynolds, Maren Allen, Jeff Mikolajewsk
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Title:  Javits Javits
Keywords: 
Excess
  • 2659
Peter P. Goché
Iowa State
Title:  Labor
Keywords: 
2015 (year) Goché (author)
  • 2759
Robert A. Svetz
Syracuse University
Title:  Vieren Deal Revisited
Keywords: 
vierendeel, Kahn, Koolhaas
  • 2859
Meara Daly
Woodbury University
Title:  Blackbirds
Keywords: 
Housing
  • 2959
Clark Thenhaus
CCA, Endemic
Title:  Other Domes Out There
Keywords: 
Prairie Domes
  • 3059
David Fox
University of Tennessee
Title:  Section Through Time
Keywords: 
Section
  • 3159
Nurhan Gokturk
Lawrence Technical University
Title:  Meiosis Urbanism: Plan/Axonometric View
Keywords: 
Bio-City
  • 3259
T. F. Tierney
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Title:  Cloudland Chicago
Keywords: 
The Cloud
  • 3359
Heather Peterson
Woodbury University
Title:  Ceramic Cabins
Keywords: 
Ceramic
  • 3459
Juan Roldan and Itzel Cruz Megchun
American University of Sharjah
Title:  22 Yards
Keywords: 
Unexpected User
  • 3559
Olivier Chamel
Florida A&M University
Title:  Diagram, Plane & Structure
Keywords: 
Transparencies
  • 3659
Mark Ericson
Woodbury University
Title:  Euclid's Wedge: String Construction
Keywords: 
Stereotomy
  • 3759
Carmine Van der Linden
KU Leuven
Title:  Rethinking the Flyover
Keywords: 
Flyover
  • 3859
Chandler Ahrens
Washington University in St. Louis
Title:  Rajeunir Palm Desert 2015
Keywords: 
Embedded Systems
  • 3959
Greg Watson
Louisiana State University
Title:  Black Body #5
Keywords: 
Ambiguous Figures
  • 4059
Jennifer Shields
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Title:  Mechanistic Dichotomy
Keywords: 
Hybrid Collage
  • 4159
Matthew Ford
New York Institute of Technology
Title:  Left, Painting Gallery, Philip Johnson, 1965; Right, Wexner Center for the Arts, Eisenman/Trott Architects, 1989
Keywords: 
Johnson, Eisenman
  • 4259
Rafael Luna
PRAUD
Title:  Metropolitan Hybrids
Keywords: 
Programming
  • 4458
H. Koon Wee
Hong Kong University, SKEW Collaborative
Title:  Void Deck: Planned Utopias, Toa Payoh
Keywords: 
Utopia
  • 4558
Nikole Bouchard
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Title:  Found in Translation
Keywords: 
Transliteration
  • 4658
Ana Penalba
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Title:  Tribute to a Collective Brain
Keywords: 
Collaboration
  • 4758
Matthew A. Trimble
American University of Sharjah
Title:  Gradient Cells
Keywords: 
drawing_by_machine
  • 4858
Adam Fure
University of Michigan
Title:  Rocks
Keywords: 
New Nature
  • 4958
Kyle Steinfeld
University of California, Berkeley
Title:  Deepdreamer Above the Sea of Fog
Keywords: 
Death of the Author
  • 5058
Alex Webb
University of New Mexico
Title:  0°N
Keywords: 
Fictional Realities
  • 5158
Curtis Roth
Knowlton School of Architecture
Title:  Some Such Tertium Quid Between Objects and Atmospheres
Keywords: 
Superstudio
  • 5258
Jesus Vassallo
Rice University
Title:  Houston, Texas
Keywords: 
abstraction, Houston, Collage
  • 5358
Peter Wong
University of North Carolina Charlotte
Title:  A House of Cards
Keywords: 
Collage
  • 5458
Gabriel Feld
Rhode Island School of Design
Title:  Diagonale
Keywords: 
geometry
  • 5558
Aaron Jones
Lawrence Technological University
Title:  BLIGHT=BITE
Keywords: 
daydream
  • 5658
David Eskenazi
University of Michigan
Title:  Five Scales Compared to Human Figure
Keywords: 
scale
  • 5758
Robert J. Krawczyk
Illinois Institute of Technology
Title:  More Paths 06_0913_1
Keywords: 
paths
  • 5858
Steve Quevedo
University of Texas at Arlington
Title:  The Dream of Scarpa
Keywords: 
scaffolds, facades
  • 5958
Elizabeth Grant
Virginia Tech
Title:  Black and White
Keywords: 
Evidence
  • 6058