Exploratory drawings

Every project begins with an idea, which must be defined and refined. That first idea is little more than an informed presumption, made with limited understanding of either the precise requirements of the brief or the quirks of the building shell, and is unlikely to survive intact to the end of the development process. The more ambitious the concept, the more difficult it will be to resolve – and the more time resolution will take.

The first drawings for any project may be no more than thoughts about a strategy for organizing the given space to accommodate its new function: a suggestion of where new walls ...

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