This installation is part of an ongoing collaborative research project [Pac Studio and Marian Macken] into speculative drawing practices. It couples projective drawings with post factum documentation – or creative post-occupancy data – of built houses by PAC Studio. Using motion capture technology, the movements of inhabitation are captured and translated to line work animations. The resulting drawings of inhabitation are projected full scale, exhibited in the space of the architectural office, the site of conceiving and production of both drawings and architecture.

In this project, drawings return to the office, merging designed intentions with realised outcomes. Rather than recording the act of an architect drawing, it is instead the process of architects’ imaginative inhabitation – which involves both memory and intention, as embodied drawing practices – that is made explicit.

This project explores contemporary performative drawing practices within architecture and considers the ways in which bodies and drawings interact. The fundamental importance of the line within architecture is highlighted, not as demarcation, divider or indexical reference, but as a trace of bodily movement.

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Last updated: 12 September 2019