Exhibit Archive | Computer aided design (1)

These special exhibits present representative videos from the Archive in contexts devised by guest curators. The Archive was designed to be open-ended rather than didactic, and these idiosyncratic responses are offered not as sanctioned interpretations, but as encouragement to visitors to dive in and explore on their own.
Architects / Drawing
Curators:
"When I draw, the drawing is not a step toward the built but an autonomous reality that I try to anticipate." (Raimund...

Architects / Drawing

When I draw, the drawing is not a step toward the built but an autonomous reality that I try to anticipate.” (Raimund Abraham, Bomb magazine, Fall 2001)

In these clips we see a range of approaches to architectural drawing, plus a range of interpretative strategies. Peter Cook is caught in 1982 walking a group through an exhibit of his and Ron Herron’s drawings. That same year, Bernard Tschumi discusses his Manhattan Transcripts project and Raimund Abraham talks about the role of drawing in his process. Robin Evans in 1985 steps back for a long view of the relationship between geometry and architecture. The lectures by Claude Parent (1998) and José Oubrerie (2011) actively incorporated drawing as performance. Marcelyn Gow brings the discussion up to date with a study of the function of line in projects by SCI-Arc Graduate Thesis students.

Clips

Peter Cook Gallery Talk-clip_3254
Peter Cook Gallery Talk-clip_3254
Bernard Tschumi Manhattan Transcripts-clip_2502
Bernard Tschumi Manhattan Transcripts-clip_2502
Raimund Abraham
Raimund Abraham
Claude Parent Part One-clip_3383
Claude Parent Part One-clip_3383