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The Fruit Tile Project is a second year architecture studio project at the University of Miami School of Architecture. It involves a four-stage exploration of visual ideas in architectural graphic representation employing both freehand drawing skills and digital technologies.

In Stage I, composition and color are explored by creating a hand rendered drawing of a piece of fruit. In stage II, students migrate to computer-aided color theory blocks based on their hand drawing. Stage III combines an abstraction of the hand rendering and the digitally generated color block to form a “fruit tile” pattern. In the final stage IV, the evolving patterns are incorporated into the façade of a building precedent.