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Ching: scan, hold, project & draw

We do not simply draw what we see.  We draw our perceptions of what we have seen.  In drawing what is before is, we scan contours, shapes, and surfaces.  In turning our gaze from this image to the drawing surface, we must hold that image in memory gefore making marks which represent that image.  As we continue to draw, we cycle through a process of scanning the subject, holding its image in the mind, and drawing.  The images we see in reality and the ones we create on paper are brought together, in the images we hold in the mind’s eye.

Scan with your body senses [DOWN] >< Hold that scan in your mind [UP]

Project the scan with your mind [UP] >< Draw your projection with your body hand [DOWN]

[Interpretation of sketches, as published in Ching, Francis D. K., Drawing, a creative process, New York, 1990]

Ching: movement in space-time

“Architectural form occurs at the juncture between mass and space.  In executing and reading design drawings, we should be concerned with both the form off the mass containing a volume of space as well as the form of the spatial volume itself.  …  Form suggests reference to both internal structure and external outline and the principle that gives unity to the whole.  …  The architecture of space, structureand enclosure, experienced through movement in space-time [KAIROS].  Achieved by means of technology; accomodating a program; compatible with its context.”

[CHING, Francis D. K., Architecture: Form Space and Order, New York, 1979]

Ching: context & technology

“Architectural form occurs at the juncture between mass and space.  In executing and reading design drawings, we should be concerned with both the form off the mass containing a volume of space as well as the form of the spatial volume itself.  …  Form suggests reference to both internal structure and external outline and the principle that gives unity to the whole.  …  The architecture of space, structureand enclosure, experienced through movement in space-time.  Achieved by means of technology [PART]; accomodating a program; compatible with its context [WHOLE].”

[CHING, Francis D. K., Architecture: Form Space and Order, New York, 1979]

Ching: program & form

“Architectural form [RIGHT] occurs at the juncture between mass and space.  In executing and reading design drawings, we should be concerned with both the form off the mass containing a volume of space as well as the form of the spatial volume itself.  …  Form suggests reference to both internal structure and external outline and the principle that gives unity to the whole.  …  The architecture of space, structureand enclosure, experienced through movement in space-time.  Achieved by means of technology; accomodating a program [LEFT]; compatible with its context.”

[CHING, Francis D. K., Architecture: Form Space and Order, New York, 1979]

Ching: mass & space

“Architectural form occurs at the juncture between mass [UP] and space [DOWN].  In executing and reading design drawings, we should be concerned with both the form off the mass containing a volume of space as well as the form of the spatial volume itself.  …  Form suggests reference to both internal structure and external outline and the principle that gives unity to the whole.  …  The architecture of space, structureand enclosure, experienced through movement in space-time.  Achieved by means of technology; accomodating a program; compatible with its context.”

[CHING, Francis D. K., Architecture: Form Space and Order, New York, 1979]