Is there a danger that Architecture Visualisation Tech encourages a movement away from narrative driven drawings?

Architecture students are often encouraged to produce creative drawings as an alternative to hyper-realistic computer images. Is there a danger that Visualisation Tech encourages a movement away from these drawings?

This question encouraged differing responses from our expert panel. Despite coming from an artistic background, Bruce argues that these creative drawings are a distraction. Bilal agrees that the emphasis and focus should always be on the building and not a narrative driven image that abstracts it. 

Tomas on the other hand argues that these creative drawings are important without which there is a tendency for these hyper-realistic images to take total control. Whilst there are times when this is important he suggests that something magical can happen where drawings are ambiguous. Enthused by Translations from Drawing to Building, Tomas talks about a railway track running through Stroud where plans only existed for a small segment. The rest was made up in between creating a flowing masterpiece.

Angus Brown