Cph – Visual Journal – 6/26/14


We did a sequencing exercise briefly in class today following another incredible drawing lecture. The argument for manual drawing and modeling is so much more relevant in Denmark, where climatic and social issues are completely integrated into the Nordic design ethos. The quality of building is central to the quality of life. Architects have to design for climate and light. ‘Design for everyone’ has economic, social, and aesthetic responsibilities, that are constantly battling between standardization and variation. It is a dramatic contrast from the forms of power that we studied in Rome.

Things started clicking in the third drawing that overlaps the seam.

Some notes from today:

Gravity and light are our first materials
There is a third condition, one that transcends the universal and the particular
“Design from the scale of the spoon, to the scale of the city”
Chipboard doesn’t lie, model the space, the model is a pacifier to the jury/client
Either establish a strong lineweight hierarchy or build an accumulation of single width lines


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