Authors: Raúl Castellanos Gómez, Débora Domingo Calabuig. Article published in EGA Revista de expresión gráfica arquitectónica (ISSN 1133-6137), 22, pp. 242-251.
Louis I. Kahn’s “form drawing” for the First Unitarian Church of Rochester is a simple diagram and yet it sums up everything involved in the starting point of the architectural design. Accustomed as we are nowadays to more sophisticated images, it is worth taking a closer look at the value and aim of this type of diagram characterized by an enlightening balance of restraint and intensity. Kahn’s form drawing is a synthesis of his thinking that beckons us to take another look at the genesis of the design process.