VOL. 1

The practice of architectural drawing is the practice of abstraction, operating in a fictional space that is neither a perfect picture of what exists nor a precise model of what is to be. Drawings act not simply as representations but as operative agent, tools that inform and shape the production of the real. Drawing then operates as a spectrum between speculative and real, probable and improbable, realscape and dreamscape.

This journal explores the spectrum of speculative paper architecture, asking the reader to examine the work both as individual and as a body of architectural thought, a continuum of architectural abstraction.