The Drawn City. Architectural Graphic Art: Tradition and Modernity

  • Sergei Tchoban Tchoban Voss Architekten, Berlin (DE),


 I regard architectural drawing as not just a means of communication, but also an important way to study the contemporary urban setting. It helps me think about what architecture is today, in an age when the multi-vectoral nature of architecture’s development has reached its apogee. Drawing is a path to oneself and to understanding what is happening around you and what you like in architecture. Here, of course, I cannot entirely separate my practice as a draughtsman from my main job: in terms of end result, drawing and architecture are very different from one another, but the two types of activity are based on reflections on one and the same subject – how to make cities interesting today, how to create mises-en-scène which in terms of quality and visual intrigue are a worthy match for the best examples offered by history (read more).

How to Cite
S. Tchoban, “The Drawn City. Architectural Graphic Art: Tradition and Modernity”, diségno, no. 4, pp. 29-40, Jun. 2019.
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