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Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Reading Nook Study

Despite the vast majority of modern day architectural production and rendering work being done on the computer using programs such as Revit, there is always going to be a place in the profession for hand drawing. My experience is that humans (or at least architect humans) are wired in such a way that there is an open circuit where thoughts flow freely from the brain to the hand, to the paper (or tablet in my case) where the conscious effort of drawing provides enhanced levels of feedback that are processed at a superior level by the brain. This thinking through drawing phenomenon also might explain why we tend to remember things better when physically writing them down as opposed to typing them into a device. It is that kinesthetic connection that is key, which is why when it comes to design thinking, not much can top a simple sketch. Below is one such sketch I produced today in trying to think through how the reading nook might come together in the construction of the Oakley Home 2.0 @ 3874 Isabella.