ARCH3271: BDA: Watercolor Sketching: Exploring Iconic Sites

2 Credits

Students will develop skills in representation and visualization using watercolor as a medium for examining architecture as material, structure and attitude. Students will explore creative methods in representation through a process of working en plein air. A new site of architectural significance will be visited each week. The goal of this design workshop is for students to discover and capture a sense of space, material and design in a personal manner, developing skills in representation as well as in design process. The way of working en plein air reflects a tradition in architecture of studying precedents in situ as well as an attitude captured by Frederick Frank in The Zen of Seeing, namely: To stop rushing around, to sit quietly on the grass, to switch off the world and come back to the earth, to allow the eye to see a willow, a bush, a cloud, a leaf, is an unforgettable experience.

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