Perry Kulper

Perry Kulper, Spatial Blooms, 5b2 5d IN SET

‘Kulper’s Spatial Blooms oscillate between the digital and the analogue, their iterations ranging from two-dimensional mixed media drawings, which propose themselves as ‘akin to 21st century versions of medieval maps’, to three-dimensional renderings, produced out of software destined for simulation rather than representation. Nevertheless, they escape the common traps of digital architectural visualisations: on one hand, the digital imitation of pre-exisitng analogue techniques (found in CAD software environments), or on the other, the displaced impressionism of iconic modelling.’ – Sophia Banou

Ange-Jacques Gabriel

Ange-Jacques Gabriel, design for building for Dauphine, DM 1767 IN SET

‘On occasion, an architectural drawing can serve as the surviving witness of a moving and complex historical event. Here, on a mutilated sheet of paper drawn in the middle of eighteenth century in the office of the most important architect of his day, we have the only record of a building on the furthest southern borders of France, which was built to stand for a single day. It was designed as the setting for an historical event which combined high-diplomacy and human drama.’ – Niall Hobhouse

Jørn Utzon

Jorn Utzon, Sydney Opera House model with section, 1957-73 IN SET

‘To understand the geometry of the shells’ construction it is better to look at the separate shells with plan, section and elevation, instead of studying the presentation drawing with the four shells assembled. The parabolic shells were drawn and studied through many successive sections in all directions, and it could be difficult at first to understand the form on this basis. We refreshed our school lessons by cutting through models of cylinders and cones in order to find circles, ellipses, parabolas and hyperbolas.’ – Mogens Prip-Buus

Drawing Matter

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