EXAMPLE OF CONSTANT’S DRAWING HYPOTHESIS
Anđelka Bnin-Bninski, Maja Dragišić
University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture
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 position of drawing in the conception process. Current theoretical researches on architectural drawing are underlining the paradigm change that occurred as a sudden switch 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.
architectural drawing, scaling, paper, drawing inhabitation, Constant’s New Babylon