IAN SUTHERLAND LINE WORK: DRAWINGS AT ALLIES AND MORRISON

This September, as part of the London Design Festival, Allies and Morrison will be hosting an exhibition of architectural drawings by Ian Sutherland from his 26 years with the practice. On display will be a range of Ian’s drawings, from early hand drawn images to large scale prints generated from computer models.

Ian’s work helped define the early graphic expression of Allies and Morrison’s architecture and continues to be influential to the work of the practice.

A number of exceptional hand drawings have been selected to represent Ian’s early work. Originals are presented in their raw state – with scratching out, corrections and setting out marks and accompanied by pencil underlays. Some of the original equipment used in their making will also be on display.

The transitional period between the hand crafted images and the computer drawings will be represented by two seminal projects from the late 1990’s; Abbey Mills Pumping Station and the Horniman Museum. From each project, computer produced elevation drawings will be exhibited.

In Ian’s later drawings, a jump in scale is apparent, both in the images and the buildings they represent. The two-dimensional Microstation facade drawings illustrate differing techniques of line work, cross hatching and tonal contrast, along with some perspective views of semi-abstract representation.

The Exhibition runs from the 19th to the 25th of September – It will be open to the public in conjunction with Open House on September 19th from 9am to 5pm and a late opening (until 9pm) will take place on Wednesday September 23rd as part of the Bankside Design District social evening.