plan In time


(above) Nigel Peake drawing

‘Plan’, by the virtue of its futuristic connotation, is embedded in the notion of time. An architect’s plans, however, more often than not created with a static view of time. Mapping is an exercise in capturing a particular moment within history. How do we then represent time in an architectural drawing and instead of making ‘plan ahead of time’, make ‘plan in time’?

  • Drawing by hand itself creates something that can be traced, line by line back to it source. Can all the drawings be ultimately connected together to form a story?
  • Horizontal drawings invite people to read the drawing in time – you cannot understand it if it forces you read bit by bit, not in its totality at once.

Then talking about time, is it always linear? Are there ways where events (Tsumi) for example complicate time understood through architecture? In the case of books, Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves is a perfect example of an unlinear flow of narrative(s) that also occupy different spaces in the physical book itself.


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