Diskursiv No.1 für Raumgestaltung (Hg.)
Graz: Diskursiv, November 2022
Englisch, 240 Seiten, broschiert
ISBN 978-3-200-08550-3
EUR 24,00
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“Models” is intended as a call to slow down the design process of architecture. Contemporary architecture relies less on model making and more on rendering with computer programs. Does this circumstance lead to architecture loosing its sensitivity and sensuality? The architect’s creative process should be to design with the help of their own hands, rather than with a controller. Otherwise, a certain creative design process, which involves the use of craftsmanship techniques and the physical examination of materials, will vanish. A detachment from error-free 3D renderings should be regarded as an opportunity to expand one‘s own imagination, which in turn can open up space for new ideas. In this sense, physical modeling offers advantages that may not be immediately apparent, but subsequently make it indispensable for a sustainable architectural practice.