Properties of the Plan

Architects design in plan and in section. These drawings are the long-established tools of our trade. They can represent and communicate spatial relationships and ideas, but they are limited. We draw and imagine buildings from privileged vantage points; we represent versions of spaces that no inhabitant can ever experience.

Indeed, even if our inhabitants could see the building as we drew it; each drawing can only ever represent a fixed moment in time, from a fixed and individual point of view. In these drawings, we are starting to explore how we might represent a fluid, physical inhabitation of space. The use of animation allows the hand and the line move across the paper as a body might move through space.