Our work finds its grounding in the drawings we produce at each stage of the design — a tactile process used not only to analyze the existing physical characteristics of a site, but also to uncover and explore the underlying narratives and invisible rules that define place and program.
Each drawing interrogates a specific aspect of a project, or of many projects at the same time. The flexible nature of the medium allows our eye to oscillate between the specific and the expansive. Looking at the first diagram in the series, we were interested in the relationship between static architectural structure and form and the rise and fall of the surrounding sea level.
We use drawing to cultivate a focus on each project’s unique aspects — boundary, sound, movement, activity, zoning, nostalgia and myth. As we work, we understand and use drawing as a tool and a process — as a gateway into all that is unseen but still deeply felt.