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.

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.

THEORIA | the vocabulary of the visual construct

Theoria is Thinking … to describe knowledge in the form of words.

PRAXIS | the visual construct in practice

Praxis is Doing… the act of engaging, applying, exercising, realizing, or practicing ideas

POIESIS | recreating the visual construct

Poiesis is Making… the activity of bringing something into being that did not exist before

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