Introduction

The power of drawing in architecture is to bridge between the imagined and real worlds.

Robin Evans, The Projective Cast: Architecture and its Three Geometries, 1997

We can record the city as a place that exists through our understanding of it. It can be represented as something seen, experienced, and interpreted by the viewer. Or as something to be recorded as one would draw or paint a still-life painting; even this allows for personal interpretation as the record can be made in either a photo-realistic or an abstract way. Many techniques can be brought into play, but freehand drawing and sketching are important methods of communicating—they are a personal interpretation that allows the drawer a sense of engagement with and transition ...

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