Scale on paper between technique and imagination. Example of Constant's drawing hypothesis
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The procedure of scaling is one of the elemental routines in architectural drawing. Along with paper as a fundamental drawing material, scale is the architectural convention that follows the emergence of drawing in architecture from the Renaissance. This analysis is questioning the scaling procedure through the pasion of t=drawing in the conception process. Current theoretical researches on architectural drawing are underlining the paradigm change that occurred as a sudden swich from handmade to computer generated drawing. This change consequently influenced notions of drawing materiality, relations to scale and geometry. Developing the argument of scaling as a dual action, technical and imaginative, Constant's New Babylon drawing work is taken as an example to problematize the architect-project-object relational chain.
Keywords:Architectural drawing / Scaling / Paper / Drawing inhabitation / Constant's New Babylon
Source:SAJ : Serbian architectural journal, 2016, 8, 3, 322-339
- Belgrade : University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture