In drawings and photography, buildings and spaces that humans create would typically seem the antithesis of the natural world. Building materials that come from the earth – wood, stone, clay, and so forth.
But buildings can be dissected into specific, manufactured building materials of a certain human-determined size. These materials are used to make flat planes of walls, floors, and ceilings. They hold water and air where they typically don’t go. And they create a shelter in the middle of (in spite of?) the outside world.
Most illustrations of the built world are in a complete contrast to the visual qualities of the natural world. Architectural drawings provide information on how to build buildings, but they can also be more than that. They can provide even more subtle information about the style of architecture, the quality of the space of the building, or how different materials, colors, and textures work together.... keep reading