The Drawing Book series makes available in iBook form a selection of architects’ sketchbooks, or drawing books, that are held in the Drawing Matter Collection. They reveal the variety of uses that a small, empty notebook can be put to by architects in their creative lives. Siza's drawing book embeds his design thinking within his daily social life, with drawings of the people around him, and even Siza himself, being interspersed with notes and iterations of spatial and architectural ideas for specific projects.
Published to coincide with the exhibition Gowan and Siza, Housing and the City, shown at the Architectural Association in London during March 2017, Gowan DMC(SB6) and Siza DMC(SB31), contribute to the range of Drawing Matter’s publishing experiments. These are designed to make architectural drawings accessible for study, discussion and reference.
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Gowan DMC(SB6) © Drawing Matter, 2017