Single-Handedly: Contemporary Architects Draw by Hand collects original drawings from a group of accomplished contemporary architects who, in an industry dominated by digital technologies, continue to work by hand.
Radically diverse in scale, materials, technique, subject, and spirit, these works overturn preconceived notions of what an architectural drawing is like. Some are dreamy, fiery and avant-garde, and others pragmatic, reductive and nostalgic.
Deeply informed, but nonetheless unconstrained, by traditional architectural drafting techniques, these renderings exploit an unparallelled formal freedom. Each one contains its own world and tells its own story, rooted in personal imagination.
This exhibit gives vibrant testimony to the still-vital craft of hand drawing in architecture.
This exhibition is co-curated by Warren James, Director, Art Omi: Architecture; and Nalina Moses.
Exhibiting Architects: Architettura Matassoni, Apologue, Andrew Burdick, Anik Pearson, Anneke Vervoort, Aric Lasher, Ashwin Patel, Bishakh Som, Brad Cloepfil, Preston Scott Cohen, Brian MacKay-Lyons, Bruna Canepa, Chris Dove, Claudio Schneider, Dayton Eugene Egger, Denis Andernach, Eu Jin Lim, Frank Escher, Joyce Rosner, Karolina Kawiaka, Katie Shima, Lars Steffenson, Liesbeth van der Pol, Liz Swanson, Marie-José Van Hee, Nataliya Eliseeva, Pablo Castro, Peter Wilson, Richard Griswold, Rick Gooding, Riet Eeckhout, Sam Picardal, Stefan Davidovici, Tiffany Lin, Tom Ngo, Wendy Evans Joseph, Fernanda Canales, Anna Herringer, Jovi Cruces, Surambika Pradhan, Iza Iacinschi, Jim Taylor and Anne Ma.
Nalina Moses is an architect and writer in New York City. She has completed retail, residential and institutional design and construction projects throughout the world. She has written about design, architecture and aesthetics for numerous online and print publications, and on her blog Drown Me in Beauty. Nalina studied art history at Yale University and architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Single-Handedly, her first book, was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2019.