In this project each team was assigned a different site to record in an objective way. This was the first opportunity to create architectural drawings, measured elevations and sections. To begin with our drawings were looking strong on the whole, however, we felt that by drawing it the way we were, wouldn’t be an accurate recording of the space. Portland Works is a beautiful old steel cutlery works and therefore over the years has built up many layers of industrial dirt and grime. Therefore we tried to show this in our drawings which goes against the idea of it being objective.
One thing I definitely intend to track is the progress of is the Portland Works building. It is such a cultural and historical asset to any city and the thought of it being turned into apartments is saddening.
To help, look here: http://www.portlandworks.co.uk/threat/