Qualitative-quantitative: Exploring site dualities through drawing and making Book Chapter

Rovira, R. (2016). Qualitative-quantitative: Exploring site dualities through drawing and making . 57-71. 10.4324/9781315618197-4

cited authors

  • Rovira, R



  • The hybrid nature of the projects presented demonstrates how the qualitative processes of drawing and making influence a quantitative understanding of a site and vice versa. Quantitative and qualitative approaches rely on each other to tease out a better understanding of a site. Anna Miorelli‚Äôs 24 Hour Palimpsest project explores a hybrid approach that interestingly works around the edges of quantitative certainty and qualitative uncertainty as these refer to site analysis and inventory. The project methodologies exaggerate the evidence of how a site and its users perform. Miorelli makes the traces left by users more evident and Valdes and Vonderosten push the sectional qualities of terrain to create new relationships and behaviors among living systems. Miorelli additionally considers landscape architecture not only as a knowledge of form, but also as a form of knowledge. The studio project sought to explore the relationship between an urban fabric that is inherently linked and one that is dependent on an underlying natural fabric.

publication date

  • January 1, 2016

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start page

  • 57

end page

  • 71