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Inhabitat: What is the importance of free-hand drawing in architecture?

Morpholio: When we draw a straight line, it is never straight. When we stand still we're actually never quite still - our eyes and hands work the same way. This uncontrollable nature is actually super important. Just as discovering something new in the city is to allow yourself to meander off course, the free-hand embodies, by nature, these meandering opportunities which can lead to discovery. The unpredictability is essential to finding novelty. Free-hand drawing is one portal for that exploration and potential moments of design discovery, creating a context for the mind to explore as you draw. When cultivated as a skill, designers can learn to create a game of catch between the mind and hand as an infinite loop of discovery and action.

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