UBC Graduate Research

Drawing [with/as/by] Karst Wildfong, Emily


Drawing is the initial act of architecture. Line drawing has become an anthropogenic tool for architects to understand and record the world, yet these lines rarely occur in natural phenomena. To be better equipped to represent spaces that are beyond the human, this exploration seeks to reframe architectural drawing in relation to the geologic and ecologic forces of the earth, matter which is usually considered outside the concern of the field of architecture. This project explores the spatial ecologies of the karst forest ecosystems on Vancouver Island, testing architectural drawing conventions that learn from karsts, and become fluid in their depiction of edge, scale, and time.

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