The process of redrawing as an instrument of knowledge building in architecture
This communication examines the role of redrawing instruments as means of building knowledge in academic research in areas of design practice. Its structure is two folded: the first part deals with the theoretical foundation which has been built through research projects in which the authors had took part in. It points out the development and the operation of two indicators in the assessment of academic research in areas of design practice: the historic/historiographical indicator and the design indicator. The second part is dedicated to one of the authors doctoral research analysis. It proceeds to the verification of how the indicators may be operated regarding the investigation strategies adopted. The discussion focus is adjusted on the employment of redrawing instruments as fundamental strategy in building knowledge in architecture. It also takes into account that the redrawing activity is always historically situated.