by Studio Ponsi - Andrea Ponsi
From the book: Andrea Ponsi, “Drawing Analogies”:
…Through an analogical drawingthe model of reference is transformed by means of a metamorphosis that partially changes its characteristics. In noting analogies, contemporary thought, in other words the spirit of the times, prevails, and the ideas and preferences of the observer emerge.
A sketched analogical drawing has to surge forth from an immediate reaction to the model and be executed in an attitude of easy industriousness, reducing interruptions or second thoughts to a minimum. Columns, gazebos, towers, bridges, terraces, gardens, stairways, ports, railroads, parks, all the forms of the built environment, are potential topics for exploration, reservoirs of ideas and knowledge on which to draw in preparing any future plans. As such , the entire universe of existing architecture becomes a part of the process of analogical design. These drawings show examples of translations of well-defined subjects, in this case famous urban views of Italiantowns , and their corresponding analogical interpretations …