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Assistant Professor Kentaro Tsubaki to receive the Journal of Architectural Education Best Design as Scholarship Article Award

January 30, 2014

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) along with the Journal of Architectural Education (JAE) has recognized Assistant Professor Kentaro Tsubaki’s article, Foldout Drawing: A Projective Drawing for Fabric Forming, with the 2014 Journal of Architectural Education, Best Design as Scholarship Article Award. The award ceremony will take place during the 102nd ACSA Annual Meeting in Miami. 

The article describes how the foldout drawing, a particular form of notational drawing, emerged out of Tsubaki's studio teaching and further evolved in his research. It demonstrates the subtle, yet critical role the slow notational drawing plays in stabilizing the dynamic relationship between the ideal (design intent) and the real (fabricated outcome). It contemplates an alternative position to contemporary design-fabrication practices governed by precision and speed.

Each year the Journal of Architectural Education (JAE) Editorial Board along with the ACSA Awards Committee selects two articles for the JAE Best Article Awards. These awards are selected as the JAE Best Articles from the all of the articles submitted to the journal in the award year. The JAE has for more than 58 years represented the ACSA, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, as the flagship publication of this important architecture organization.