Past Present and Future “Drawing is the principle focus of conjecture in architecture” – Robin Evans Unit E proposes to explore the relationship between drawing and architecture on the basis of speculative proposals over the city of Toledo’s existing fragments. Drawing inspiration from the history of architectural drawing traditions and meticulous architectural detailing, the unit will […]


(Time, Weather) and Materiality Unit E works at the intersection between old and new, in terms of architecture and in terms of representational techniques. We therefore design through the qualities of various traditional model making and drawing materials (clay, timber, metal, etching, sketching and analogue photography…) while also analysing these qualities in the existing built fabric […]


Francesco di Giorgio Martini, Architectural Venduta, 1490, Urbino, Italy Drawing transitions «The ‘broken’ buries itself deeper into memory as the ‘whole’.The ‘broken’ has a kind of brittle surface which one’s memory can grab hold to.On the clean surface of the ‘whole’, memory slips away.»Wim Wenders Unit E will work this year with a theme entitled Drawing […]


Mobility “Form must have content and that content must be linked with nature”– Alvar Aalto Unit E’s work this year focuses on issues of architecture and mobility, as first theorised by Archigram in the 1960s but recontextualised through today’s refugee crisis. Students went to a refugee camp in Sweden, designed for single men who had already […]