University of Michigan - Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Arch 201 - Freehand Drawing
Critic: Steven Christensen
Year: 2011

Material Awareness



Material Awareness focuses on emphasizing the narrative of Traverwood District Library through freehand architectural drawing types such as plan, section, axon, and exploded axon. Designed by inFORM Studio, Traverwood District Library re-uses wood from its site location that has suffered the effects of the Emerald Ash Borer, a destructive beetle, which feeds on the tissues under the bark yet leaves it structurally intact. This wood is used in the floors, walls, ceiling, and structure of the library.










(warmup drawing exercises)

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