To express the importance of drawing by hand, architect Jake Brillhart followed in Le Corbusier’s footsteps.
Brillhart studied architecture at Tulane as an undergraduate, drawing every project by hand. By the time he got to Columbia for graduate school, all work there was on a computer.
“In 2003, the digital and paperless studio was being discussed and carried out,” the Miami-based designer and instructor says. “We didn’t even print out – we projected.”
When he left Columbia, he took off for Istanbul, Tokyo and Europe, tracing Le Corbusier’s travels as a young student named Charles-Edouard Jeanneret. He visited Greece, Rome, Florence, Switzerland, and Germany, sketching the same sites as the modern master, and sifted through his drawings. Then he created a scrapbook. […]