The Drawing, Computation, The Machine, and The Hand

SP. 20

ARCH 793B: Architecture Directed Design Research

Instructor: Lisa Little

Architects have been using drawings to visualize technology-based design for decades without the technology to produce those drawings. Precedents of this nature are studied to create a launching point for new designs that whole-heartedly embrace technology while ensuring that techniques for maintaining elements of the human/craft remain a part of the work and the process. Each student proposes a way forward for themselves that conveys the spirit discovered in the precedents, aiming to achieve work that is fresh, positive and alive.

Long Air or, L.A.

Fabian Dietrich, M.Arch+2 ’20

Class of 2020 M.Arch Outstanding Directed Design Research Award

Invisible Neighbors

Luis Salas Jimenez, M.Arch '21

Class of 2021 M.Arch Outstanding Directed Design Research Award