Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation

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Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation

January 17, 2017 - February 4, 2017

January 17 – February 4, 2017
Opening Reception January 19, 2017 5:30-7:30pm
Hubbell Street Galleries
California College of the Arts, San Francisco

Curated by Andrew Kudless & Adam Marcus, with Clayton Muhleman

Emerging technologies of design and production have opened up new ways to engage with traditional practices of architectural drawing. This exhibition, organized by the CCA Digital Craft Lab, will take place in two of CCA’s new Hubbell Street Galleries. The first gallery will feature experimental drawings by architects who explore the relationship between code and drawing: how rules and constraints inform the ways we document, analyze, represent, and design the built environment.

The second gallery will include work by CCA Architecture students in Kinematic Code, a course taught by Clayton Muhleman that has been exploring procedural and robotic drawing techniques.

Participating artists: Viola Ago (University of Michigan), Kelly Bair (Central Standard Office of Design / University of Illinois at Chicago), Kristy Balliet (BairBalliet / The Ohio State University), Curime Batliner (SCI-Arc), Erin Besler (Besler & Sons, LLC /  UCLA), Amy Campos (Amy Campos Architect / CCA), Thom Faulders (Faulders Studio / CCA), Nataly Gattegno & Jason Kelly Johnson (Future Cities Lab / CCA), David Gissen (CCA), Andrew Heumann (Woods Bagot), Janette Kim (All of the Above / CCA), Joris Komen (DNKMN / San Jose State / CCA), Andrew Kovacs (Archive of Affinities, UCLA), Andrew Kudless (Matsys / CCA), Jimenez Lai (Bureau Spectacular / UCLA), Elena Manferdini (Atelier Manferdini / SCI-Arc), Adam Marcus (Variable Projects / CCA), The Open Workshop, Dwayne Oyler & Jenny Wu (Oyler Wu Collaborative/ SCI-Arc), Ron Rael & Virginia San Fratello (Emerging Objects / UCBerkeley & San Jose State), Clark Thenhaus (Endemic / CCA), Michael Young & Kutan Ayata (Young & Ayata / Cooper Union & UPenn & Pratt), + CCA Architecture Students from the 2016 Kinematic Code class led by Clayton Muhleman.

Image credit: Jenny Gonzalez & Quinn Hammond



January 17, 2017
February 4, 2017
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CCA Digital Craft Lab
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Hubbell Street Galleries, California College of the Arts
161 Hubbell Street
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States
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