drawing analogies | workshop
Acquiring skills in hand drawing can only enrich the possibilities offered by computer design. The study day provides practical suggestions on how analogical thinking can be put to good use through drawing: an operation that intends to focus on the main purpose of the architect, or the application of his own skills to the conception of new works.
Friday 25 October 2019 | OCRA Montalcino (SIiena), Italy
8 Professional Training Credits for Architects
Permanent School of Living, in collaboration with the architect Andrea Ponsi and under the patronage of the Order of Architects of Siena, organizes a theoretical and practical workshop on analog design.
The training proposal aims to address the theme of drawing, one of the most important skills of an architect. Acquiring skills in hand drawing can only enrich the possibilities offered by computer design. The evolution of architecture with respect to historical times and geographical locations occurs mainly through analogical comparisons. Architecture generates other architecture following principles of similarity, similarity, contrast. The history of architecture can be read as the continuous succession of changes triggered by analogical reasoning.
The study day provides practical suggestions on how analogical thinking can be put to good use through drawing: an operation that intends to focus on the main purpose of the architect, or the application of his own skills to the conception of new works.
The proposed exercises are based on the simplicity of the graphic tools, such as sketchbook, pencil, pen and, possibly, brush and watercolors. The method involves four operational phases: observation, analysis, abstraction and analogy. While the observation and analysis drawings are part of the academic and professional curriculum of the architects, the abstraction and analogy design are less explored; by abstraction we mean the subjective interpretation in graphic form of architectural elements belonging to the reference model, by analogy an original design proposal inspired by the model and applied to a new and hypothetical context.
The course is open to anyone wishing to deepen the topic and entitles them to the acquisition of 8 Professional Training Credits for Architects
10.00 – 11.00 Drawing Analogies – drawing as an elaboration tool of analogical architecture – lesson by Andrea Ponsi
11.00 – 13.00 Practical drawing workshop
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 – 17.30 Practical drawing workshop
17.30 – 18.30 Group review / discussion of the papers
About Andrea Ponsi
Andrea Ponsi is an architect, designer and visiting professor at various universities in the United States. He is author of Elementary Design (1994) and La casa di rame (2000) dedicated to his work as a designer, Florence – a map of perceptions (2010) and San Francisco – a map of perceptions (2016) on perceptive aspects of urban space , The architecture of analogy (2013) and Draw analogies (2016) on the role of design and analogical thinking in architecture
Registration, costs and expiry date
To participate in the workshop it is necessary to register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 15 October 2019.
Registration is limited to a maximum of 30 participants. On Wednesday 16 October, the organizing secretariat will communicate acceptance of registration and activation of the course.
The cost of the training day is € 40 (€ 35 for those enrolled in the Order of Architects of Siena and for those newly registered with the Professional Associations of Architects) to be paid on the spot at the OCRA headquarters Creative Workshop. Participation in the workshop gives the right to be awarded 8 Professional Training Credits for those enrolled in the Professional Order of Architects.
Scuola Permanente dell’Abitare
Montalcino – OCRA Officina Creativa dell’Abitare
Via Boldrini 4 – Montalcino (SI)
Phone +39 0577 847 065 email@example.com