The Manga - 漫画 - (composed of the two kanji 漫 (man) meaning "whimsical or impromptu" and 画 (ga) meaning "pictures)
A local japanese manifestation (even inspired and derived from western media culture) of a globalized mediascape for the mass circulation of images primarily via printed media like comic books, magazines and newspapers but also now via new media like internet, video games and mobile phones - fun and entertaining to read, rooted in the daily life of millions of japanese people.
This is an attempt to use this common graphical and visual language as representation tool for architectural designs.
Hi, my name is Alexander Daxböck, I'm a trained architect in Vienna, Tokyo and Zurich so far. Besides my interest on emergent forms of urban planning and urban development, I try to focus on the value and importance of architectural drawings and illustrations as communication tool, as transmitter of information, time and especially of emotion and atmosphere. Drawings experienced and understood as playful sites and topographies, open for specalutions, experiments and ideas, trying to blur certain limits between architecture, graphics, comics and fiction.