well, I have been lurking on this list for a few years now and haven't
contributed much more than a few posts here and there.
Recently, I've found myself in the privileged position of being a
stand-in lecturer for a colleague of mine. This coming summer term, I'll
be able to work out and present my own notes on 3d modelling and
visualization in architectural design; in hastily preparing material for
that sub-lecture, I came across certain points that would merit a much
deeper analysis than I'll be able to present (as me and my colleagues
are teaching BA undergrads, mostly, we are geared more towards the
provision of "operative" knowledge).
But let's cut to the chase and have me ask my question-- I'm looking for
literature on how different types of visual representation through their
usage affect certain design decisions.
(and I'm also looking for a discussion among us on that topic.. more
It is my current hypothesis that in the creation of 3d assemblies, the
traditional border between design intent and the various modes of
drawing that represent it has become more fluent; traditional views such
as perspectives, elevations, sections, axonometric projections etc. are
part of the model per se, ironically strenghthening their importance as
those types of gaze inhibit or facilitate design decisions.
The question at hand is now to examine the traditional role of these
types of representation, and I frankly don't know where to start. Any
pointers would be much aprecciated.. I know this also touches on
theories of The Gaze, but perhaps I'm not at all ready yet to go down
that road.. let's see.
I also hope to have a conversation on this topic with architectural
theorist Fritz Neumeyer (who happens to teach at my university), so I'll
pass along any recommendations that he might make.
Thanks in advance & best wishes
Faculty of Architecture