As-built drawings

Halse, K. (Foredragsholder)

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentation Foredrag og mundtlige bidrag


Introductory lecture to a drawing workshop at Studio 2D (30 Nov - 11 Dec 2020).

'Numerical accuracy has become a dominant paradigm in current architectural practice. The primary purpose of the drawing in the digitised production of architecture is to visualise the exact appearance of the completed building - acting as a manual for construction. However, in this transition from drawing to construction, there is a redundant geometrical precision that can never be enforced in the meeting with materials and environment (site).

Through theoretical readings and modes of registration (of the construction) at Hjerl Hede, the workshop seeks to discuss and uncover the gap between drawing and building. Based upon collective registrations of the construction, each student develops a set of drawings investigating the gap between what was intended to be built (initial drawings) and the physical construction of what has been built at the site. The drawing(s) should reflect the multifaceted dimensions of materialisation, capturing more than just measurable geometrical dimensions - and thereby expand beyond the typical uniform and reductive construction drawing.'

The lecture introduces theoretical inputs and drawing examples.
Periode30 nov. 2020
Sted for afholdelseArkitektskolen Aarhus


  • as-built drawings
  • precision
  • deviations