Do you draw while you are talking to clients?

We wanted to show our proposals but also see if children would like to play with sand, which we proposed as an alternative to rubber safety surfaces. They’re not just about ‘tell us about what you think’ or ‘what’s wrong here?’ We try to make them an early one-to-one testing of what the place could be. We use annotations on drawings because the combination of the drawing and text is able to communicate very efficiently – even in spatial drawings or photo montages. We draw minutes on a plan so that the outcome is spatial and able to directly inform proposals for adjustments to the place. Often they can be made very useful. Judith Losing
I think one is drawing with the client to make them party to the development of the design. So every time we have had a meeting we might draw rather than write minutes. To have a relationship between what’s being said and what it could mean. Dann Jessen
If you actually map all of the stuff that makes a place then that becomes your client; the place gets a presence and it becomes about adjusting and adding to this, rather than just wishing for a blank canvas. It’s not just documenting, it’s selecting things which we believe have value and working with those different extents, different materials, different cultural layers. Dann Jessen
We spend a lot of time observing places and we talk to people. Julian Lewis
The mapping is actually quite creative.

Updated: 29.10.2014 — 13:11