The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory documents and builds upon some of the most innovative developments in architectural theory over the last two decades. Bringing into dialogue a range of geographically, institutionally and historically competing positions, the book examines and explores parallel debates in related fields. The book is divided into eight sections. Creating openings for future lines of inquiry and establishing the basis for new directions for education, research and practice, the book organizes itself around specific case studies to provide a critical, interpretive and speculative enquiry into the relevant debates in architectural theory. A methodical, authoritative and comprehensive addition to the literature, the Handbook is suitable for academics, researchers and practitioners in architecture, urban geography, cultural studies, sociology and geography.
Chapter 23: Manners of Working: Fabricating Representation in Digital Based Design
Manners of Working: Fabricating Representation in Digital Based Design
It would be possible, I think, to write a history of western architecture that would have little to do with either style or signification, concentrating instead on the manner of working. A large part of this history would be concerned with the gap between drawing and building. In it drawing would be considered not so much a truck for pushing ideas around from place to place, but as the locale of subterfuges and evasions that one way or another get round the enormous weight of convention that has always been architecture's greatest security and at the same time, its greatest liability. (Robin Evans 1997, 186)
One often hears two ...