Peter Nyiran, Anna Gläser, Patrick Weinbeck, Marcel Schmitz, Annelie Dissmann

#architecturaldrawings #compositions #sequentiality

The "Connecting the Lines" workshop will investigate architectural drawings. Architectural drawings are layers of information assembled and presented through groups of lines with distinct thicknesses, colors, and line types. This process of representation results in the conception of intricately illustrated languages, which are often translated and adapted within the various domains of architectural design. 

Typically, the notion of "connecting the dots" is used as a metaphor for the ability (or inability) to associate one thought with another, to locate the "big picture" or prominent element in a large amount of data. The connect-the-dots drawings also derive from this concept of a connectable sequential thought that reveals an object at the end via a puzzle-type drawing.

To challenge the current language of architectural drawings and find inspiration from the process of representing architecture, our workshop will develop a new set of languages, narratives, and procedures for conveying and determining the composition of the produced lines and fields. Through several design tasks that build upon one another, the group will compose digital with analog, two-dimensional with three-dimensional, and "found" or "discovered" information with "generated" or "produced" information. The workshop will employ this method of sequentiality to highlight the importance of building bridges between disparate objects that share similar qualities, languages, and attributes, resulting in hybrids from opposing sources.

formerlynotknown is a multidisciplinary design and architectural research collaborative co-founded by Simeon and Zeynep Brugger. They specialize in urban conditions, form analysis, and authorship in design. Simeon is an architectural designer, researcher, and partner at the art gallery Galerie Widauer. He investigates urban conditions in Los Angeles as part of his research and integrates his findings into design studios he co-leads with Zeynep at the University of Innsbruck. Zeynep, an architectural designer and publisher at formerlynotknown-press, has worked in Istanbul, Los Angeles, and Innsbruck. Her research focuses on authorship and appropriation in architecture. Both are doctoral candidates and assistants at the Institute of Urban Design in Innsbruck.