This paper explores an alternative approach to architectural representation by using computation and digital modeling to develop novel modes of drawing. The project was initiated for the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR 2014) and was exhibited in the seminal Kunsthal Rotterdam in the summer of 2014. The project, entitled Weerkas, was a set of twelve intaglio etchings. A combination of digital modeling programs such as Rhino, Grasshopper and 3D Studio Max and drafting software AutoCAD were used to develop the drawings. The digital files were phototransferred and etched using a polymer intaglio plate. The analog/digital hybrid explores the limitations of such a combined means of expression and its possible significance in developing a two from three-dimensional drawing technique.

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Keywords Design Methods, Digital Design, Process and Creativity, Representation and Visualization
Journal International Journal of Architectural Computing
Citation
Voordouw, J.S. (2015). Hybrid representation: Intaglio etching of digital models. In International Journal of Architectural Computing (Vol. 13, pp. 237–256).