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Discursive Image
Millions of Hours
Rachel Hurst
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Like the forensic illustrations of Vesalius’s De humani corporis fabrica, architects use superimposed layers in their drawings to deconstruct and reassemble a design’s components into a volumetric whole. Either with transparent paper or digital layers, we are able to simulate X-ray vision through a palimpsest of stories and structure that helps us imagine the spatiality, if not hapticity, of the architecture.

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