drawing space: disclosing architecture exhibition

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  • 11/26/2018  to 01/02/2019

  • McCormick Gallery

    Boston Architectural College

    320 Newbury Street, Boston

  • communications@the-bac.edu

  • Free and open to the public

  • Exhibitions

Drawing gives us a way to express, improve, or evaluate architectural form, space, and order, a spatial means of disclosing architecture. Texture, light, experience, space, and mood are revealed with all their complexity in the hand drawn and digital illustrations featured in drawing spaces: disclosing architecture. Phases of drawings reveal an illustration's development from rough early sketches through completed result - one invitation from this exhibit, and its attendant programming, that encourages us to slow down and truly see how works of architecture, interior architecture, and landscape architecture are tested and explored before being built. Drawing becomes a way to share visions of what may be.

A spark to curiosity and appreciation for how three-dimensional space is expressed two-dimensionally, this project honors our educational mission and commitment to share how design is collaboratively achieved across diverse communities It also tells the story of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (formerly Perspectivists), founded at the BAC in the 1980s, for the first time in more than thirty years. Using examples across the span of 50 years, we are asked to consider the medium of architecture. Whether shared through sketches or digital means, architecture is presented as part of a living tradition, part of a process of seeing, reflecting, and making.

drawing space: disclosing architecture features work from Nikken Sekkei, Frank Costantino, Alex Hogrefe, and Michael Born, as well as work selected by Federica Sofia Zambeletti and Carolina Gismondi of KooZA/rch from Corpo Atelier, (Ab)Normal, and Edouard Cabay.

drawing space: disclosing architecture is supported by:

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