Artefacts of Design: The Significance of Analytical Drawings in Design Driven Research

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In this research selected projects by the German architect
Oswald Mathias Ungers from the 1960s and 1970s are
analysed by drawing, with the aim of excavating the conceptual
core of the projects and hereby giving new insights on the
design thinking of one of the most influential architects of the
second half of the 20th century in Europe. Sketches, plans, and
axonometric drawings – in particular unpublished drawings
and images from the Ungers Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft
Köln – build the basis for this research. Firstly, these artefacts
enable the analysis of the projects and secondly, new artefacts
are produced during the process of analysing: sketches
and drawings, which are analytical tools as well as tools of
production in architecture. These produced artefacts depict
new findings about the design thinking of Ungers and at
the same time can fuel the design process and thinking of
professionals as well as students in architecture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCA²RE / CA²RE+ Hamburg REFLECTION - Book of Proceedings
EditorsMarta Fernández Guardado, Matthias Ballestrem
PublisherHafenCity Universität Hamburg
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-947972-30-2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2021
EventCA²RE / CA²RE+ Hamburg Conference for Artistic and Architectural Research - Univ. Hamburg, Virtuell, Germany
Duration: 24 Mar 202128 Mar 2021


ConferenceCA²RE / CA²RE+ Hamburg Conference for Artistic and Architectural Research

Fields of Expertise

  • Sustainable Systems
  • Design Research

    Sollgruber, E.


    Project: Research area

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