The core focus of “The Art of Section” is to shed light on the often overlooked yet profoundly evocative nature of architectural drawings. The series aims to celebrate the ability of these drawings to transcend mere technical representations, evolving into visual stories that encapsulate the essence of structures, spaces, and their narratives. It entails cutting up some of my favourite architectural designs into cross-sections.; providing a glimpse into its interior spaces, structural elements, and spatial relationships.
This series of drawings attempts to establish the narrative that architectural sections are more than just technical drawings; they are a form of visual storytelling. Through carefully composed sections, these drawings try to communicate how natural light interacts with a space, how materials and textures come together, and how users will experience the built environment with a hint of ‘Magic Realism’
A profound comprehension of beauty and aesthetics is always necessary to create a stunning drawing. An architectural section done well is more than simply another drawing on the board; it’s a piece of art that encapsulates the spirit of a building and all of its practical and aesthetic aspects. As such, it’s a crucial tool for architectural storytelling and the design process.
About the Artist:
Currently working as an Architect and Urban Designer, Asad is passionate about creating unique and responsive design solutions that enhance the livability of our cities. He earned his B.Arch. from BRAC University and, supported by an ADB scholarship, finished his master’s degree in Urban Design at the University of Hong Kong. With a background in both architecture and urban design, he can bring a strong understanding of critical design thinking and architectural drawings to his work. Ever since he started studying architecture, he has been enthralled with architectural illustrations and drawings. Drawings and illustrations are always therapeutic to him.
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