Drawing on Context: Proposing a Hybrid Design Process for Textured Concrete

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Abril, Johanna




This thesis argues that making architectural representations using combinations of different mediums and tools offers greater material awareness, which opens the possibility of closer engagement with the site and its program. Specifically, the first chapter compares the strengths of digital and non-digital drawing mediums in order to develop an architectural theory that promotes the development of hybrid representations. The second chapter is a case study relating the method of drawing and translation to construction of two projects that use textured concrete. The third chapter details how a hybrid representation is used to design an addition to a culinary academy in the city of Cuenca, Ecuador. Finally, the research concludes that the process of making a hybrid representation takes advantage of the strengths of digital and non-digital mediums creating a closer relationship between materials and site.






Carleton University

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Master of Architectural Studies: 

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Architectural Studies

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