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The Architecture Drawing Prize 2023: Hybrid and Overall Winner
Fitzroy Food Institute explores themes of cultural perception, tradition and globalization. The drawing presents a top-down view of a ‘typically’ Chinese round-table dining setting. Separate presentation drawings – plans, sections, details, perspectives, diagrams and son on – are reimagined into a composite drawing, exploring a dumpling-making process that places itself beyond the kitchen and engages with its greater context.
Samuel Wen and Michael Ren are both Master of Architecture students at the University of Melbourne. The drawing was produced as part of a studio mentored by Samuel Hunter and Danielle Peck. Fitzroy Food Institute focused on designing a dumpling institute that deviated from an orientalist attitude towards Chinese culture, with the tabletop drawing reflecting communal values and cultural heritage.
Created by Michael Ren and Samuel Wen (UC Berkeley, USA and Melbourne School of Design, Australia) using hand-drawn elements with Rhinoceros 3D, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
Measurements: 210 x 148 mm