Interactive Drafting Table
DP Architects . 2017
Digital centerpiece: 2m x 6m Interactive Drafting Table.
Commissioned by DP Architects for their 50th anniversary exhibition, the Interactive Drafting Table speaks of the advancement of architectural practice towards a new era of digital production. The traditional drafting table is re-purposed into a state-of-the-art interactive display. The T-Square, an iconic architect's tool now obsolete in the industry, is transformed into an implement that visitors may interact with. Simply swipe the T-Square from one end of the table to another, and watch as 2D plan drawings become immersive 3D spatial visualizations.
DPA Senior Associate Director, Ng San Son, presenting the Interactive Drafting Table to the Minister of National Development, Lawrence Wong.
DP Architects celebrates its 50th Anniversary with an exhibition at the URA Centre.
Visitors crowding around the Interactive Drafting Table.
Marina area as an urban park, 50 years into the future.
Marina Bay and the Esplanade, 50 years into the future.
Orchard Road as an urban park, 50 years into the future.
Future Ngee Ann City.
Future Mandarin Gallery.
At a size of 2 x 6m, the Interactive Drafting Table is the largest of its kind. It has generated various positive feedback on its intuitive controls and impressive graphic quality. The HD interactive display can be seen clearly from over 20m away, easily becoming the star of the exhibition.
Repurposing the drafting table as a digital interface to showcase the past with the present and the future.
The Interactive Drafting Table serves not only as a visual reminder of our traditional design processes, but also speaks of the evolution of design as one that necessarily includes the users who occupy the spaces. By using the intuitive touch display, the layman can visualize architectural designs, and participate in thinking about our future urban spaces.