//process & sensibility



The R+D Studio @ShubinDonaldson is led by @Robin Donaldson, AIA &
@F. Myles Sciotto, Ph.D.
The intention of the RplusD Studio is to advance our methods and processes regarding representation, fabrication, and documentation.


// sensibility          
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Referential
vs
Representational 



We look inward to follow and explore the depth of our interests to ensure our approach is authentic to ourselves, our clients, and our projects.





// REPRESENTATION


/ WHAT
We are interested in integrating architectural drawing methods and techniques into the design process to blur the boundaries between representing and embodying architecture.

/ WHY
As digital tools become more ubiquitous and digital platforms more accessible and referenced, questions regarding authenticity and uniqueness become increasingly important to challenge.

/ HOW
We use the techniques of screenprinting, lithographs, mono-printing, and spatial sampling, to bring the artist's hand back into the Making.
// FABRICATION


/ WHAT
We investigate common assumptions about the workflow and systems of the building process and develope dialouge with the fabricators and builders to better understand their processes.

/ WHY
Blurry the architectural systems and components within the building process and helping to work with to work closely with the contractors and builders and to build more simply impure to the design concept ideas.

/ HOW
Integreating ourselves into the means and methods by working with  fabricators to incorperate our methodology into their processes.
// DOCUMENTATION


/ WHAT
Our goal is to distill and disseminate the decisions and sensibilities discovered throughout the design process.

/ WHY
Communicating our interests processes past travel helpful to both understand and reflect on the path traveled and iterate for future directionsAnd articulate said interests findings two internal and external communities internal team in the external community and discipline at large.

/ HOW
Physical + digital publications and platforms.
Design and self-publish process catalogs that demostrate the journey.