This talk will explore how the design process in architecture is being influenced by the tools that we use to develop our designs, opening up new possibilities. Through a series of Wilkinson Eyre’s projects, it will be seen how the process of design, and therefore thought, is changing. Architects who learnt their skills drawing by hand now work with young colleagues who seldom hand draw. The latter will lead the way in digitally enabled architecture of the future which will be based on better analysis and data sets, but will the artistry remain?
The exhibition shows how new techniques, developed from the Renaissance onwards, revolutionized the way that ideas in the fields of anatomy, architecture, astronomy and geometry were relayed and ultimately how this has influenced how we perceive the world today. Timed to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the exhibition shows how Leonardo and his contemporaries made great strides in the realistic depiction of 3D forms.