I agree! but most of the time, we will not forget our own freehand. I think all creatives believe that a good tool does not make a good architect, and a good architect does not need top of the line special tools. In fact, I’d say all one usually needs is a pencil and a sheet of paper. Mistakes are cheap with a pencil and cost a lot of time on the computer. The marks can be vague enough so one doesn’t judge the execution, but instead judges the potential of the idea.The pencil is general, yet specific. I think an important part of the creative process is play, and for me, it is easier to play in physical space than digital space. And maybe that’s why I prefer the pencil. It forgives me for my mistakes, there’s an eraser there, after all. It accepts me for who I am. I can use it however I wish, and I don’t have to learn any special means to operate it like you might on a computer. There are no rules. And the pencil will always be cheap and available to anyone. It can be use to anyone, young and adult even old ones...PENCIL is forever! :) lol Pls. don't take it too personally, but it's true. Real presentations and renderings needs computer and etc., but i won't forget the pencil. Pencil is always at present anywhere and everywhere. .. I love Pencil! :) XD
Pencils?, still exists?,... Sorry my dear friend but pencil is overrated
Despite the prevalence of Computers, many older architects and even some structural designers still rely on paper and pencil graphics produced on a drafting table. Drawing by hand was how historic architecture was documented and analyzed, and how incipient design ideas were recorded and explored graphically. For many architects, drawing by hand is both inherently pleasurable and integral to critical design thinking, a way to directly and creatively connect the eye, brain and hand. But today, computers enable architects to do little or no manual drawing, and drawing less by hand may tempt some architects to think less critically.
In architecture offices today, you rarely find a drafting board with a parallel bar, rolls of tracing paper, measuring scales, triangles, drawing templates or boxes of pencils and markers. Instead you see a workstation with a flat-screen monitor, keyboard and mouse. Many designers use computers for drawing everything from diagrams, preliminary design studies, three-dimensional views and construction documents. Produced on large-format printers, drawings can even be made to look like hand-drawn sketches.
Computer-aided-design - CAD and others has transformed architectural design methodology, not because it eliminates manual drawing, but because it allows architects to compose stacks of drawings at every stage of design. Architects can show clients countless design variations, create realistic renderings and graphic simulations, and produce detailed construction documents.
The computer is a powerful tool, but still just a tool that must be used properly. Designers who never draw manually still must engage in critical thinking and rational invention, as if they were drawing and designing by hand, even though their hand grasps a mouse instead of a pencil. Yes, you're right Boss, but pencil is forever! lol XD
Thanks Prof. Iñigo Ortiz Monasterio for the ideas! :)
Sorry my friend, but I really do not think critical thinking depends on the instrument withwhich you work (be it pen or mouse).
The connection that our generation learned with pencil and critical thinking, newgenerations have it with the mouse of the computer and critical thinking.
If there's no more critical thinking most be for other reasons, probably yes, realted with tecnology.
There was a "generation of the chisel"
There was a "generation of the pencil"
Now is the time to the generation of Magda, the "generation of mouse"
Yes you're right! We can also draw realistic renderings by hand but it's a waste of time. For me again, pencil and Computers are partners of the crime. (Architectural renderings with logical plan function nor realistic is enough for me, but presentations is good to make your mark) I agree with you though... Thanks for all the possitive commentary. Sometimes the simplest of ideas can make a BIG difference - Hi we're human! ♥ :) XD
My dear friends... What a funny situation happened.
We were discussing problem of pencils and technology, and I have a fusion of that two methods. But getting to the point...
On thursday I had competion results (student edition of competion for Culture Centre in Chojnice, there was also professional edition, our works were a chance to us, to compare our knowledge in more or less professional rules. We were judged by the same Competition Jury)
There were two first prizes and two ditinction prizes.
Me and Carlos got one of the first prizes :) As we knew it was not a big contest we thought there won't be any big awards - at least we did not expect such. What was the suprise when we got a4 size, packed in gold paper awards. Inside was not a ream of a4 paper, as we joked with other students, but graphic tablet :)
I have a new pencil... and endless sheet of paper ;)