Drawings are the first stages of making. Architectural drawings, as artifacts, evolve to describe light, color and material surface. "Rendered" drawings are vital, intermediate stages between the creative imagination and built space. Collections of lines can describe light and shadow; areas of color, texture, and even material fragments can, collage-like, bridge the gap between strategic thinking and material realization. Rendering transforms an abstract drawing; light, texture, and color, both real and fictive, combine to speak of a possible materiality and give a concreteness to the imagined place.

Rendering of this kind is often partial or incomplete. Like a half-finished sketch, the resulting image bears an openness that is as engaging ...

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