Drawing (one point perspective) for a loft conversion
Photocopy of a hand-drawn drawing
Museum no. E.630-1999
This is a photocopy of a drawing by Circus Architects. It shows the interior of an industrial loft space in London, converted into a flat in the mid-1990s. Loft conversions are popular because they frequently offer open-plan, double-height living spaces. But this sometimes means that entrance halls and bedrooms become rather enclosed. If there were any such concerns with this project, the bird's-eye view used here helps to unify these two kinds of space.
Photocopying is one of several graphic techniques employed by architects today. Here ithas been used to reproduce a traditional hand drawing. Because they can be remade many times over, photocopies are generally considered les precious than original drawings. They may be rolled up and carried to a meeting or scribbled over by the architect.
This drawing can be found in Print Room Box 10B.