0232019Adventures in Paper

If it can't be drawn...

If it can’t be drawn… is a tribute to the Metric Handbook, which for 50 years has been an essential reference on any architect’s bookshelf. 

This Adventure traces the birth of the handbook at the offices of the Architect’s Journal, talks to today’s publisher and editor about its continued relevance and the challenges of quantifying everyday life, and selects a few favourite drawings from the thousands inside.

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris / Emma Keyte

February 2019

Map-folded leaflet, open: 420 × 594mm, closed: 209 × 98mm

Poster image: illustrations from the New Metric Handbook