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Paul Rudolph- an amazing architect who mastered visualisations and architectural drawing.

In a lecture series on architectural drawing and presentation, an example of Paul Rudolph’s visualisations were shown. This architect communicated the structure and the formal nature of his buildings through simple yet intricate hand drawings, which detailed both the interior and exterior spatiality and materiality of the potential structure.

The following exert was taken from the UMASSD website, the quote has been taken from Rudolph when he received the Landmark Awkward for the residency of Beekham Place in New York. “The juxtaposition of modern and traditional forms creates a dialogue between the old and the new, and makes this building one of the most provocative landmarks in New York City.” Ultimately, the main reason of selecting and integrating this quote into this blog post, was not because it was just a Paul Rudolph exert, but it was because there was something about the nature in what he stating, and how it relates to the intervention in Kensington Street. Ultimately, I am embedding a new structure into a building, but the new structure isn’t really hiding any of the old building, it is enhancing and maintaining the structural quality of the rundown facade. This intervention thus allows a dialogue to be created between the old and the new, as the new is basically reiterating and re-representing what was already there.

Conversely, I’m not going to go as far as Rudolph and say that this design will be one of the most provocative landmarks in Sydney.


Written by katmcmahon

May 27, 2011 at 2:14 pm

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