טכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל
הטכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל - בית הספר ללימודי מוסמכים  
M.Sc Thesis
M.Sc StudentNurit Corren
SubjectThe Sketch Tool of Conception and Representation in the Earl
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture and Town Planning
Supervisor Professor Emeritus Oxman Robertmaurice


Abstract

The sketch - a type of drawing characterized by it’s rough preliminary form, is commonly used in the early stages of design. This research is concerned with a conceptual discussion of the sketch. The research method is a comparative literature survey which presents and analyzes various theoretical attitudes towards the sketch and it’s relation to the design process.

The sketch is discussed in literature as a medium of representation. Representation is regarded by many authors to be a perquisite of design as well as the means by which the architectural concept is formed. The principle functions attributed to representation in design are: conceptualization, simulation and symbolization

Representation by the sketch involves three interrelated operations - drawing, perceiving and designing. These operations are analyzed in relation to the principle functions of representation in design. Each of the operations is first discussed theoretically; then theoretical attitudes are implemented in a detailed and illustrated analysis of the sketch itself.

The research concludes with a summary of concepts relating to the sketch as a form of representation in design. These concepts form a comprehensive description of the sketch. They may also serve to clarify the link between architectural thought and it’s means in general, as well as offer a theoretical base for evaluating alternative mediums for design thinking.