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DRAWING
by GORDON S. GRICE, OAA, FRAIC

THE CITY OF TORONTO
KATHLEEN FU, UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
AIP 34 STUDENT AWARD OF DISTINCTION
"I created this map of Toronto using a combination of traditional pen & ink for drafting and digital tools for references (Google maps and the Toronto 3D Open Data). I wanted to create
artwork using some of the digital tools that planners and architects use on a daily basis.
"Also the act of drawing each building by hand, in axonometric view, helped me to have a deeper understanding of even the smallest details. For me, the movement and even the
imperfections that are captured by hand drawing are what make it so great.
The entire piece is just under 100 feet in length and 3 feet wide."
- Kathleen Fu

THE OLD DAYS
bout 14,000 years ago, an unidentified
hominid scratched an image onto the
wall of a Spanish cave.1 As far as we
know, it was the world's very first architectural illustration. The "drawing" appears to
show a collection of huts. We don't know if it
represented the artist's own village (as a topographical drawing), if the huts were yet to be
built (a rendering), or if it was purely a figment
of the artist's imagination (a fantasy drawing).
Such distinctions in architectural imagery were
unknown to Stone Age artists. Architecture itself
didn't arrive for another 5,000 years.
A hundred and forty centuries after this first
drawing, architectural technology has changed
a lot, and so has the technology of depicting
architecture, and yet, against all odds, the use
of old-school hand tools persists - now pencils,
pens and brushes rather than sharp stones -
despite the overpowering seductiveness of digital imagery. Some would say that architectural
hand drawing has had its day. What's the point
of clinging to some paleolithic invention in the
digital age? Why can't we just let it go?
As architects, this question should interest
us because it affects the work we do. In the
architectural press, there has been a lot of

TORONTO DRAWING IN PROGRESS
KATHLEEN FU

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The Right Angle Journal - Fall 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Right Angle Journal - Fall 2019

Drawing
Index to Advertisers
Locations
The Right Angle Journal - Fall 2019 - Intro
The Right Angle Journal - Fall 2019 - cover1
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The Right Angle Journal - Fall 2019 - 4
The Right Angle Journal - Fall 2019 - Drawing
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The Right Angle Journal - Fall 2019 - Index to Advertisers
The Right Angle Journal - Fall 2019 - Locations
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