Watercolor of Ex of In House, July 17, 2015.
Courtesy Steven Holl Architects Watercolor of Ex of In House, July 17, 2015.

The Storefront for Art and Architecture gallery in New York opens a new exhibition titled, "Measure," on Aug. 13. The exhibition will display 30 drawings by 30 different architects from around the world, and will focus on how the practice of architecture both utilizes and defines new forms of representation and measurement.

"Measure" aims to explore how architects give their own ideas a physical form, while simultaneously trying to keep up with the ever changing needs of urban landscapes.  Through drawing as a medium, architects are able to visualize and thus, better grasp the ideas they create within their minds—the exhibition's intent is to reveal this and more on Storefront's gallery walls.

"Measure" will be Storefront's third annual drawing show, and remains on display until Sept. 12, 2015.

Participating firms include, Steven Holl Architects+ POOLRAAD StudioReiser + UmemotoSelldorf ArchitectsNader Tehrani / NADAAA


An example of how the cross-shaped pool can be divided for different recreational activities, with swimming lanes in the middle, and children playing on each side.
Plus Pool An example of how the cross-shaped pool can be divided for different recreational activities, with swimming lanes in the middle, and children playing on each side.
“The Grimm’s House” by James Ramsey Raad Studio
Thomas Butler “The Grimm’s House” by James Ramsey Raad Studio
White walls for mounting artwork contrast with the stark concrete floors and walls.
Jason Schmidt White walls for mounting artwork contrast with the stark concrete floors and walls.
Exploded axonometric diagram.
Courtesy RUR Architecture Exploded axonometric diagram.


For the full list of participants, visit the exhibition page, here.

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Note: These images above will not necessarily be featured in the exhibition, but are representative of the works of these firms.