Describing Architecture

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Callan Workhouse / Conor Maguire


Drawing 1:
Pencil/Pen on Watercolour Paper
600 x 600mm

Drawing 2:
Pencil on Butter paper
600 x 600mm

These are a pair of drawings that describe the process of overlay in architecture. They deal specifically with the clarity of intention found within the plan.

The project represented seeks to re-imagine Callan Workhouse through the re-appropriation of the building as a community facility. By respecting the memory and fabric of the existing context a language of insertion is established. New elements are balanced and offset through the re-use of materials from the site.

The process of drawing shifts between the two, initially examining scale, proportion and balance evolving to a more refined study focusing on material and texture.