Distinguishing Between the Drawn and the Made


  • Bob Sheil


Here Bob Sheil, Director of Technology and Computing at the Bartlett School of Architecture and co-organiser of the 2011 Fabricate Conference at UCL, pulls back on the rush towards material computation. With the blurring of the projected image and the constructed artefact, there is the very real danger of reducing ‘architectural production to a systematic industrial exercise’. This fails to recognise the extent to which ideas and performance are transformed, developed and refined through the very process of making. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.