Drawing out an indeterminate duration

Nat Chard

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Abstract

Through a series of drawing instruments I discuss the drawing out of the creative act as an analogue for the creative act of occupying architecture. Contrary to the popular myth of creativity as an impulse of the instant, this work takes pleasure in the duration in which ideas emerge. This pleasure is played out both in each instrument and in the incremental development from one to the next. They are built to discuss the possibilities of indeterminate conditions in architecture, a venture steeped in paradox. Acknowledging this, paradox is employed as a vehicle for nurturing indeterminate conditions, especially with the questioning of the shadow, which is normally an agent of certainty in architectural representation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManufacturing the bespoke: making and prototyping architecture
EditorsBob Sheil
Place of PublicationChichester
PublisherWiley
Pages146-161
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781119969112
ISBN (Print)9780470665831
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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    Chard, N. (2012). Drawing out an indeterminate duration. In B. Sheil (Ed.), Manufacturing the bespoke: making and prototyping architecture (pp. 146-161). (AD reader). Wiley.