boxes :: design research :: 2015-2016

These drawings explore how computational drawing techniques can be used to create aestheticized spatial propositions. Operating in the abstracted two-dimensional realm of architectural representation, drawing maintains its position as the primary mediator between idea and built form. While it has become ever more possible, and is often extremely valuable, to close the gap drawings have traditionally bridged between idea and built form by engaging in the wide range of computational design and fabrication techniques currently available, this research takes a different tack. It posits that there is continued value in translational drawings, particularly when it comes to architectural aesthetics. As such, these drawings are meant to ask questions about what architecture could potentially be, both formally and aesthetically, rather than to provide any definitive answers.