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ARCH543 Spring 2020 (Theory of Architectural Representations)

Students: Hannah Christy, Joey Holtz, Ian Jones, Saray Martinez, Abby Nelson, Brenton Rahn, Andres Villegas

Description: Scale in architectural representation allows us to understand the size of a thing which is larger than the drawing or print where it resides. The use of scale in drawings was developed out of necessity to communicate dimensional and locational information for the purposes of construction, but can also be seen as a communicative device to compare relative size. The “comparative views” series executed by the office of Sir John Soane were used to illustrate the scale of their design work and to place it within the same space as canonical work which preceded theirs. For this representational exercise, students used these comparative scale techniques with the work of contemporary architects.