Datum: student journal of architecture

Article Title

Image Addiction


The practice of architecture itself has lost the ability to draw and imagine. Drawings used to negotiate the dimensions between the human and the cosmic. Today, it has been transmuted into a render factory of sexy images depicting an enhanced reality. ‘Drawing’ in architecture has lost its cultural importance and leads to a misrepresentation of design. Accessibility to visual interpretations of architecture has evoked false realities of the built environment. Do we want architectural understanding to be available to all levels of society but at the expense of truth? Architecture has become a product for the consumption of images; we design permanent structures for an ephemeral society.

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