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Architecture is unlike most other creative disciplines. A writer starts to write words on a page that become a book or a play. A dancer moves their body to become the dance. An artist draws or paints what becomes the final piece of art.

But architects do not make architecture. Architects make an abstract representation of architecture. So it is important to understand what abstract representation means.

Watch the full episode to learn:

  • What abstraction and representation is
  • Reasons for abstraction and representation
  • Types of architectural communication


  • 0:00 – Making Architecture
  • 1:20 – Abstraction And Representation
  • 2:37 – Reasons For Architectural Representation and Communication
  • 3:15 – Types of Architectural Communication
  • 6:10 – What Next?

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