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Conception is a drawing of something that does not exist yet. also: conception

a simplified drawing showing the appearance, structure, or workings of something; a schematic representation. also: cavalier perspective | high view point | cavalier projection

A superellipse, or Lamé curve, is a closed curve resembling the ellipse, retaining the geometric features of semi-major axis and semi-minor axis, and symmetry about them, but a different...

Breaking the Grid V.1 Breaking the Grid series   theoria | elements    

Geometric Morass Mental Space series   theoria:    

Caesura 'point-line-hatch' sketchbook   A sketch from my Sketchbook: point-line-hatch, exploring the behaviour of the line as spatial apparatus.   theoria | elements  

Automatic drawing was developed by the surrealists, as a means of expressing the subconscious. In automatic drawing, the hand is allowed to move 'randomly' across the...

a change which is a result or consequence of an action or other cause. keyword: effect

step-by-step | creating a figure-ground diagram A figure-ground diagram is a two-dimensional map of an urban space that shows the relationship between built and unbuilt space. It...

archégrammí #2 theoria | elements    

Momentum 'Structural Plasticities' series   theoria | elements  

Mix-Uses module system X form + structure Tectonic Boundaries series, 2007-10   Tectonic Boundaries | The oscillation between contrasting modes of thinking is an interesting part of the design...

Lines Creating Space Visible and invisible lines are superimposed on infinite space. There are connecting, converging and vanishing lines that traverse, designate and generate place. The origin of a line, its properties, duration and consistency have...

Cubomania is a surrealist method of making collages in which a picture or image is cut into squares and the squares are then reassembled without regard for the original image, either...

sketch #001 Lined Fields series   Sketchbook I-16 /// Lined Fields: An exploration of the line and the intersection of spaces.     theoria | elements    

to remove objects from a collection. variations: subtraction | subtracted | subtractions | subtracting

Exploration of marks and lines in Indian ink This exploration of marks and lines in Indian ink includes BY BEA MARTIN   fountain pen at different speeds and with...

sketch #009 Line-Layer-Lattice Sketchbook II-17 | Line-Layer-Lattice: An exploration of grided spaces and the production of layers.   theoria | elements  

an ordered series or arrangement. variations: array | arrays | arrayer | arrayed

Coiled Spaces pencil/ink on tracing and millimetric paper, 2017   theoria | elements

sketch #006 Line-Layer-Lattice sketchbook Sketchbook II-17 | Line-Layer-Lattice: An exploration of grided spaces and the production of layers. theoria | elements  

Freehand lettering: a quick head-start Freehand titles and subtitles requiring larger letters can be accomplished easily with markers and felt tip pens. BY BEA MARTIN This technique...

to increase (something) by a large or excessive amount. variations: inflate | inflates | inflated

A heptagon is a seven-sided polygon or 7-gon. A regular heptagon, in which all sides and all angles are equal, has internal angles of 5π/7 radians (128​4⁄7 degrees). also: septagon

An icosagon, or 20-gon, is a twenty-sided polygon. The sum of any icosagon's interior angles is 3240 degrees.

to break off or cause to break off… variations: shear | shearer | shearless | sheared

to mark in a conspicuous way… variations: inscribing | inscribe | inscribed

to make an indentation or incision on an edge or surface. variations: notch | notched | notches

to place close together two things being seen with contrasting effect... keyword: juxtaposition

a flat shape with three straight sides. variations: triangle | triangles

Aerography is a surrealist method in which a stencil used in spraypainting is replaced by a three-dimensional object. also: spray painting

Apertures The Topography of Mental Space series   theoria | elements  

A triangular prism is a three-sided prism; it is a polyhedron made of a triangular base, a translated copy, and 3 faces joining corresponding sides. A right triangular prism has rectangular sides, otherwise, it is oblique. A uniform triangular...

Toposcapes The Geometry of Mental Space series     theoria | elements      

Just Noticeable Difference Border Line Conditions series 2011     theoria | elements    

the way that the parts of a system work together, or the process of making parts of a system work together. keyword: operation

sketch #005 Line-Layer-Lattice sketchbook Sketchbook II-17 | Line-Layer-Lattice: An exploration of grided spaces and the production of layers.   theoria | elements  

Qasaba Walled Grids series   theoria | elements  

to raise to a higher position or level… variations: lifting | lift | lifted | lifts

a way of selecting items from a collection, such that the order of selection does not matter. keyword: combination

archégrammí #29 theoria | elements    

archégrammí #4 theoria | elements    

Hexagonal Tessellation study #031 Building Blocks series   theoria | elements    

Cloudbuster Terra Incognita series, 2017 https://youtu.be/-jVg4KGoMKc   theoria | elements  

Housing concept IV Orthographic projection composite Building Blocks series   theoria | elements    

to draw or haul toward oneself or itself, in a particular direction, or into a particular position… variations: pull | pulled | pulling | pulls

Actions are an intentional, purposive, conscious and subjectively meaningful activity. Desire and belief jointly cause the action. keyword: action

Paku-Paku Syntectic Tectonics, UC Berkeley, 2008 Paku-paku is a traditional origami work which is known as "Paper Fortune Teller" in English. This origami is very fun...

something that you can choose to do in a particular situation. keyword: possibility

Point-Line-Hatch: study #01 'point-line-hatch' series   theoria | elements  

archégrammí #34 theoria | elements    

Passage #01 Trailing Baubles Sketchbook   theoria | elements

to make a small hole or a perforation on something. variations: puncture | punctures | punctured

  Asabikeshiinh The Dream Catcher series Asabikeshiinh, Ojibwe language for the inanimate form of the word "spider". theoria | elements

a behaviour, a feeling or an action that is a direct result of something else. keyword: reaction

the theory of making projections of three-dimensional objects on a plane surface in order to deduce their geometric properties and relationships.

Unfathomable Quill Spatial Machinery series   theoria | elements    

to suddenly change direction or position… variations: skew | skewed | skewness | skewing

The Abyss Border Line Conditions series 2011   theoria | elements    

'Chance Encounters' ink on Mylar, 2018     theoria | elements    

a complete change in the appearance or character of something. keyword: transformation

1 DOODLING You begin by letting your pencil/pen go in any direction it wants — but make sure to wind up where you started so that the...

Mix-Uses module system XI Tectonic Boundaries series, 2007-10   form + structure   Tectonic Boundaries | The oscillation between contrasting modes of thinking is an interesting part of the...

In geometry, a tetrahedron, also known as a triangular pyramid, is a polyhedron composed of four triangular faces, six straight edges, and four vertex corners....

Cabinet drawing is a paraline drawing of an oblique projection, having all lines parallel to the picture plane drawn to exact scale, and the receding lines...

Crossovers Spatiality of Thought series     theoria | elements    

Contour drawing is a technique of drawing lines to represent the contours of a subject, without shading or modelling of form.

Drawing vegetation: Hand-drawn texture trees in plan Drawing textured trees is more realistic than simple circle shapes. BY BEA MARTIN   Like branch drawn trees, the graphic expression...

Cardiographies of a Tectonic Vessel KRob 2017 Finalist | Professional Digital/Mixed e-Motional Spaces series   The ship of fools is adrift... the journey? An emotional intersection between feeling and sensing,...

the words used to express something; the way in which something is expressed. keyword: wording

archégrammí #23 theoria | elements    

Breaking the Grid V.4 Breaking the Grid series   theoria | elements    

archégrammí #26 theoria | elements    

Drafting the Mondrian’s Cube EXERCISE #100 | The Mondrian’s Cube BY BEA MARTIN   The intent of this exercise is to develop your ability to visualise and communicate form and...

A regular assembly of two types of irregular polyhedral cells with twelve and fourteen faces, respectively, combined in the ratio or 2:6 in a...

Orthographic Views: The three principal planes of projection Ortho literally means ‘right angle’. Orthographic projection refers to the transfer of images created by perpendicular projector rays, these...

Modular Block III form + structure Tectonic Boundaries series, 2007-10   The oscillation between contrasting modes of thinking is an interesting part of the design process. To explore...

Breaking the Grid V.9 Breaking the Grid series   theoria | elements    

  archégrammí #24 theoria | elements    

Twisted Tower I form + structure Tectonic Boundaries series, 2007-10 Tectonic Boundaries | The oscillation between contrasting modes of thinking is an interesting part of the design process....

Appurtenance Structural Plasticities series   theoria | elements  

any various techniques for representing three-dimensional objects and spatial relationships on a two-dimensional surface as they might appear to the eye also: linear perspective | perspective drawing | perspective...

the movement in a circle around a fixed point. variations: rotate | rotates | rotation | rotations | rotational | rotating

a draft is a preliminary sketch of a design or plan, typically one subject to revision also: preliminary sketch

Esquisse is a sketch showing the general features of a design or plan.

Bulletism is shooting ink at a blank piece of paper, then developing images based on what is seen.

archégrammí #37 theoria | elements    

Gesture drawing is a technique of drawing a single or multiple lines freely and quickly as a subject is visualised and perceptions of volume, mass,...

Freehand drawing is the art, process, or technique of drawing by hand without the aid of drafting tools or mechanical divides, in order to represent...

archégrammí #20 theoria | elements    

Axonometric is a paraline drawing of an axonometric projection, having all lines parallel to the three principal axes drawn to scale but diagonal and...

a relationship in which things are linked or associated with something else... keyword: connection

archégrammí #21 theoria | elements    

the action or process of moving or being moved. keyword: motion

sketch #068 Borderline Mechanisms series theoria | elements    

to form something by forcing or pushing it out. variations: branch | branched | branching | branches

Gitternetz Space Paranoids series   Theoria | Elements  

Dyad 'Minded Fields' series, 2017   Theoria:  

sketch #002 Lined Fields series   Sketchbook I-16 /// Lined Fields: An exploration of the line and the intersection of spaces.   theoria | elements    

study #01 'point-line-hatch' sketchbook   theoria | elements  

Plan Instructive I Orthogrammar series   theoria | elements  

The Amman tiling is an aperiodic set of two tiles and a foursome of 'golden rhombohedra’, which form aperiodic tilings in three dimensions. The...

Stillness in Motion e-Motional Spaces series   A study in movement and balance   theoria | elements

sketch #004 'Follow the Line' sketchbook     theoria | elements

Line as Threshold sketch #002   theoria | elements  

sketch #008 Line-Layer-Lattice Sketchbook II-17 | Line-Layer-Lattice: An exploration of grided spaces and the production of layers.   theoria | elements  

Twisted Tower II form + structure Tectonic Boundaries series, 2007-10 The oscillation between contrasting modes of thinking is an interesting part of the design process. To explore the...

Juxtaposed Grid Urban Bastides series, 2016 theoria:      

Construction drawings, also called contract drawings or working drawings, are the portion of the contract documents showing accurate graphic or pictorial form the design,...

Orange Elevation 'Now You See Me' series   theoria | elements  

A dodecagon or 12-gon is any twelve-sided polygon. A regular dodecagon is a figure with sides of the same length and internal angles of the same size. It has...

Arrows, bubbles, and hatches: The language of conceptual diagrams Conceptual diagrams are derived directly from bubble diagrams. They are highly abstract and symbolic. BY BEA MARTIN   Concept...

sketch #003 Line-Layer-Lattice series Sketchbook II-17 | Line-Layer-Lattice: An exploration of grided spaces and the production of layers.   theoria | elements  

to grip tightly and sharply... variations: pinch | pinched | pinching | pinches

Happenstance 'Tempographics series', 2018   theoria | elements  

archégrammí #30 theoria | elements    

Orthographic Projection is a way of drawing an 3D object from different directions. Usually a front, side and plan view is drawn so that a person looking...

A nonagon, or enneagon, is a nine-sided polygon or 9-gon. A regular nonagon has internal angles of 140°. also: enneagon

Formal Section study sketch #1 Formal Section(s) series sketchbook, micron pen theoria | elements    

Operational Folding Linework series, 2010   theoria | elements  

Cavalier drawing is a paraline drawing of an oblique projection, having the receding lines perpendicular to the picture plane drawn to the same scale as the...

Entangled Quarters Urban Bastides series, 2016   theoria | elements    

a shape with six straight sides. variations: hexagon | hexagons

a round plane figure whose boundary – the circumference – consists of points equidistant from a fixed point the centre. variation: circle | circles

to interlace from a number of interconnected elements.… variations: weaving | weave | weaved | weaves

archégrammí #27 theoria | elements    

archégrammí #6 theoria | elements    

Forever Finite Mobility Border Line Conditions series 2011   theoria | elements  

archégrammí #13 theoria | elements    

Radial Organic 'Urban Bastides series' 2016   theoria | elements    

Breaking the Grid V.11 Breaking the Grid series   theoria | elements  

sketch #002 Line-Layer-Lattice series Sketchbook II-17 | Line-Layer-Lattice: An exploration of grided spaces and the production of layers.   theoria | elements  

the act of traversing or traveling across... variations: crossing | cross | crossed | crosses

Drawing a Multi-oblique Combination Multi-oblique drawings offer a world of combinatorial views. BY BEA MARTIN   I traced a simplified version of Jaeger Beach House by Rob Wellington Qhingley...

sketch #002 'Follow the Line' sketchbook   theoria | elements    

archégrammí #22 theoria | elements    

archégrammí #17 theoria | elements    

sketch #005 Lined Fields series   Sketchbook I-16 /// Lined Fields: An exploration of the line and the intersection of spaces.   theoria | elements    

sketch #004 Line-Layer-Lattice sketchbook   Sketchbook II-17 | Line-Layer-Lattice: An exploration of grided spaces and the production of layers.   theoria | elements  

Housing Block IX Modular Array Polyhedric Structures series, 2009   theoria | elements