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One Detail [ studio ] archilibs Archilibs [architecture ad lib] is an experimental design lab exploring the visual construct in architecture.  A conceptual investigation, digital and analogue, of the apparatus of drawing, challenging boundary with drawing as a work of art, in research that is both architectural and artistic but never an end in itself.
Bea Martin
Archilibs questions and reiterates the mission of drawing through continuous research, intense interrogation, and devotion to craft. It explores the graphic theoria, praxis, and poiesis of architectural verbalisation as process of drawing.
The Archilibs’ work is not limited by the normal conventions of architectural delineation, rather a representation of different types of explorations, material, connections, notions; a body of drawings that transverses a wider visualisation and verbalisation of the inherent reasons underlying architecture and the built environment. Some drawings start more as discursive investigations, some are visual records, some hint, others never reveal their architectural subject.
In all, they open up new frontiers of the imagination whilst embracing, and never discarding, the power and potential of both analog and digital drawing.
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RECENT WORK

Terrain Vague: Expectant Condition(ing)

Terrain Vague | Expectant Condition(ing) Bea Martin, 2019 We...

Digbeth field diagram

Digbeth field diagram mapping exercise, Birmingham B5 6DY  

The Dawn of Redeeming Space

The Dawn of Redeeming Space 2018

Fugacious Manifold

Fugacious Manifold, 2018

Imaginary Encounter II

Imaginary Encounter II Border Line Condition series

Moorland Reverie

Moorland Reverie... dreaming in tech-in-colour  

Night Falling… spring out of the room

Night Falling... spring out of the room Dream House series, 2018   open yourself therefore, window and your night, spring out of the room like a kernel...

Outcrop Surface[d] v.3

Outcrop Surface v.3 Aformal Plateaux series, 2018     theoria | elements

Expel[led] v.1

Expel v.1 Stratigraphy series, 2018

Outcrop Surface[d] v.2

Outcrop Surface v2 Aformal Plateaux series, 2018     theoria | elements  

Three Meeting Points

Three Meeting Points Chance Encounters series, 2018 esquisse: ink on mylar

Corrugation v.1

Corrugation v.1 Plait Surfaces series     theoria | elements  

Composite Elevation[s] V.02

Composite Elevation V.02 Notations: Elevation series, 2018   Composite elevation/section

Floorplan[s] V.2

Floorplan V.2 Notations: Floorplan series, 2016 Shadow and poché

Collapsed planimetry | study sketch

Collapsed planimetry 2018 study sketch, ink on vellum   theoria | elements

Architectural Space #01

Architectural Space #01 Without Trace series, 2018   theoria | elements

Jamais vu

Jamais vu Dream House series, 2018     theoria | elements  

Earthbound Plane[toid]

Earthbound Plane Perimetric Fields series, 2018     theoria | elements  

Assembly Line(s) #01

Assembly Line(s) #01 Assembly Line(s) series, 2017   sketchbook   theoria | elements  

Apparatus #01

Apparatus #01 ///// Machinic Assemblages series, 2018 Materialized space as its object...

Becomings #01

Becomings #01 Machinic Assemblages series, 2018 Becomings involve entering into assemblages or complex aggregates...   theoria | elements  

Rites of Passage: Liminality

Liminality Rites of Passage series, 2018

Seek and Hide #01

Seek and Hide #01 Rites of Passage series, 2018 Study drawing   theoria | elements