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The Design Process: Charcoal Drawings, The Qualitative Representation, Mo Zell Mar 2002

The Design Process: Charcoal Drawings, The Qualitative Representation, Mo Zell

Proceedings of the 18th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student

Beginning design studios generally stress a quantitative method of representation; a method that describes a project in a formal and precise manner, typically including hard-line plans, sections and elevations. Absent or underutilized from the design process is a qualitative method of representation that records more of the evocative qualities of a project. This qualitative method of representation is emphasized in my teaching process through the use of charcoal drawing as an exploration of space and light. It is especially important that this method be taught in the beginning design studio so that students include qualitative representations into their own design ...