Thinking Machine 2

Consider all the materials and verbs explored through the unit’s drawings. Select one verb. Do not overcomplicate this - we are looking for a word which describes the process, not the outcome.
Identify one material. Use the verb to explore the material’s properties and limits through a 1:1 artefact (no glue).

“In architecture schools we typically work with abstractions. Students make drawings and build models that by definition refer to something else….these abstractions have two major limitations that are essential to architecture: scale and materiality”

Thinking Machine I
For your assigned project create a drawing about how it is made.

The drawing is of course itself a construction, and we are (at least) as interested in how the process of making the drawing helps you understand how the project has been made as the final image.
Scale and projection may be freely determined as appropriate to the subject matter: experimentation and innovation are encouraged, with the aspiration of creating drawings of the projects which may otherwise not exist.
The drawing should be presented on a single sheet of A1 paper in portrait format.  The verb you feel most appropriately describes the project should form part of the graphic composition.

This 18th Century drawing depicts the rotating scaffolding for the Pantheon in Rome. It is ambiguous as to whether the subject of the drawing is the scaffolding or the dome itself; either way it helps explain the form, material processes and limits, and construction techniques employed to realise what remains the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome over 2 millennia after its construction.

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