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.

Cody Glen & Zac Potts
University of Michigan
Title:  High Contrast - Delineating the Dichotomy Between Drawing as Representation and Active Participant
Keywords: 
Gremlin
  • 0224
Levent Kara
University of South Florida
Title:  Projective Mapping: Site Plan for a War Museum
Keywords: 
Constructed Landscapes
  • 0324
Nur Nadhrah A. Azaman
University of Greenwich
Title:  Macrographia: Hooke's Cabinet of Curiosities
Keywords: 
Contemporary Laboratory
  • 0424
Akhil Bakhda
Bartlett School of Architecture
Title:  Exploded Axonometric: Levels of the USN Conference Building
Keywords: 
Line Drawing, Exploded Axonometric
  • 0524
Domitille Roy
Confluence Institute for Innovation and Creative Strategies
Title:  Soft Tectonic
Keywords: 
3D printed textile
  • 0624
Chris Bennett
University of Michigan
Title:  Operation Castle Bravo: Deployed Radioactive Fallout Sensing Equipment Sectional Relationships (1954 _ Bikini Atoll)
Keywords: 
Sectional Nuclear Representation
  • 0724
Clément Chapalain & Clara Pallier
ESA - Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture
Title:  Paris Scène
Keywords: 
Axon plan, Urban extrapolation, Staging Paris, Reverse Staging, Haussman 2.0, Paris living museum
  • 0824
Joanne Choueiri
Piet Zwart Institute
Title:  I Did Not Grow Up in a War
Keywords: 
Safe Wars
  • 0924
Benjamin Ferns
Pontifical Academy of Sciences
Title:  Pontifical Academy of Sciences
Keywords: 
Baroque chiaroscuro
  • 1024
Alex Fotherby
University of Greenwich
Title:  The Unveiling of the New Royal Naval College
Keywords: 
Monumental
  • 1124
Jaqueline Hitomi Funatsu
Illinois Institute of Technology
Title:  State Street Village
Keywords: 
population, student life
  • 1224
Gustavo de Oliveira Monteiro
Illinois Institute of Technology
Title:  Cermark-McCormick Place Station: Chicago
Keywords: 
Public Space
  • 1324
Pamela Tan
University of Greenwich
Title:  The Soil City
Keywords: 
Subterranean City
  • 1424
Raymond Majewski
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Title:  Promiscuity
Keywords: 
Floridian
  • 1524
Thompson Burry
University of Kentucky
Title:  Mammoth Crane
Keywords: 
posture
  • 1624
Danielle Tellez
University of Michigan
Title:  Interstitial Object
Keywords: 
Wrap
  • 1724
Omar Ali
University of Michigan
Title:  Collecting Cute
Keywords: 
Satire
  • 1824
Sam Palmer-Dwore
University of Colorado, Denver
Title:  Expanse
Keywords: 
Earthen
  • 1924
Amanda Almarshoud
Maryland Institute College of Art
Title:  It's Ok, I'm Happy
Keywords: 
Architectural Emotions, Hand Drawing
  • 2024
Shane O'Brien
Boston Architectural College
Title:  Discoursing Dyslexia
Keywords: 
Methodologies
  • 2124
Christopher Weaver
University of South Florida
Title:  Epiporos
Keywords: 
Pilgrammage, Reliquary, Continuity, Inevitability, Finality
  • 2224
Andy Lee
Washington University in St. Louis
Title:  CWACAT (Central Wetlands Assimilation Cap and Trade Program)
Keywords: 
Disappearance
  • 2324
Trace Gainey
University of South Florida
Title:  The Mysterious Vulture Which Lies in Wait for the Carrion of Some Dead Illusion, Precocious & Abortive Experiences
Keywords: 
Anxiety
  • 2424