SKETCH – Function and Expression in Urban Landscape Drawing
Sketches are graphic notations and as such comply with certain typologies depending on the type of information you want to translate, and the system of procedures used in the translation. The idea of sketch, as an architectural drawing representing form, space, and the draftsman as sentient entity, result from the translation of specific intent that synthesize the relationship between various components: translate, analyze, design and connote. The theory on these four activities relates the designer with the studio duties and the environment that surrounds the practice. Sketching is understood as a need of getting familiar with the environment through graphic actions, which depend qualitatively, of the diversity of experiences taken from the environment. In this paper we intent to use the connotative sense of the picture which is critical for the conclusions that we aim to get, analyzing case study drawings. The connotative sense surpasses the amount of visible mimetic content. Instead of translate practical and utilitarian needs, an equivalence to how objects are optically seen, the sketcher seek the environment feeling, while making one drawing or a sequence of them.