Architectural drawing. Language of thought and construction. Past, present and future

Javier Francisco Raposo Grau*, MIGUEL Paredes Maldonado

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

Drawing has been an inseparable part of the creative discourse within architectural projects, both in its formative and professional aspects. This article aims to provide a reflection on the discipline of drawing from both its formative and professional perspectives, while assessing a landscape of graphic language transformation that remains in constant evolution, particularly since the late twentieth century, driven by the latest digital transformations and implementations. At present, we find ourselves amidst significant changes related to the adoption of resources stemming from this digital transformation, which are progressing towards deeper transformations through the latest developments in artificial intelligence. The architect’s work is a fusion of art and technique, fostering a dialogue between artistic creation and technical construction. Modern tools enable a more organized and precise production of architecture, bridging it with contemporary times and the evolving demands of society. Contemporary approaches, along with technological and methodological implementations within the field of architecture, immerse us in both analog and digital processes from creative and constructive perspectives. From this viewpoint, we can assert that our drawings are intelligent models that do not constrain the capabilities of the architect
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-255
Number of pages31
JournalVLC Arquitectura
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • analog drawing
  • digital drawing
  • architectural education
  • architectural design
  • digital transformation


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