The Journal as art: 10 awesome examples to fire up your sketchbook Visual journals are created in a secret language of symbols. Intentional or not, they are private maps only their makers can follow. Visual journals may provide stronger records of the cultural milieu in which they were created than their purely written counterparts. Rather then describing the stuff of the day, they are often made from it.
Cube judgement system and how to quickly draw in three-point perspective Three-point perspective regards linear perspective in which parallel lines along the width of an object meet at two separate points on the horizon and vertical lines on the object meet at a point on the perpendicular bisector of the horizon line. The simplest way to draw in three-point perspective is by employing the cube judgement system, a method way less laborious than the plan-elevation. Follow the short four steps bellow: […]
A quick step-by-step on how to create a figure-ground diagram A figure-ground diagram is a two-dimensional map of an urban space that shows the relationship between built and unbuilt space. It is used in analysis of urban design and planning. It is akin to but not the same as a Nolli map which denotes public space both within and outside buildings and also akin to a block pattern diagram that records public and private property as simple rectangular blocks. The earliest advocates […]
Lebbeus Woods, was a revolutionary, experimental, and theoretical architect. He is regarded as one of the most original architectural visionary of recent times. He was born in 1940 in Lansing, Michigan and sadly passed away on October 30, 2012, in New York City. Woods’ work is primarily focused on theorizing architecture in places in crisis. He is was the founder of the Research Institute for Experimental Architecture (RIEA) and a Professor of Architecture at the Cooper Union School of Architecture, as […]
Pamphlet Archilibs #002 Falling in Line BG-Martin Visible and invisible lines are superimposed on infinite space. There are connecting, converging and vanishing lines that traverse, designate and generate place. Their origins, properties, duration and consistency have different languages. There are untold types of lines: border lines, lines of desire, lines of thought, and lines of rupture. Lines are indicative of underlying forces and tensions, and are unequivocally invested with content and meaning… READ PAMPHLET
Michael Sorkin is a deeply committed and influential architect and urbanist whose practice spans design, criticism, and teaching. A prolific writer, his currently contributing editor at Architectural Record, for which he writes a regular column, was – for ten years – the architecture critic of The Village Voice, and is the author of hundreds of articles in a wide range of professional, academic and general publications. Sorkin is the principal of the Michael Sorkin Studio in New York City, a […]
The project took its starting point from the deformation and aggregation of the Cerdá block. Aggregated Figure: The City as Folded Blocks by Sarah Månsson + Federico Pessani, Los Angeles, CA | SCI-Arc The deformation of the original block, by means of folding, establishes new relationships between parts of the individual blocks, and between separated blocks as they start to aggregate to form a larger figure. The concept of aggregation thus leads to the definition of a new urban form, […]
Oximoron is a research thesis in the field of computational aesthetics through the application of topology optimization strategies for a skyscraper design in Shenzhen (China); the figure of speech that combines contradictory terms better describes the thesis subject: the erosion, a sort of creative destruction, the construction of space through matter subtraction. Oxymoron by Luca Pedrielli skyscraper project in Shenzhen, China | Bologna, Italy The whole design process, from ideation to engineering, orbits around the Soft Kill Option (SKO), a […]
Wireflies explores the potentials of creating an architectural system through a playful design process. It is about user’s creative expression, who through decision making explores new strategies in architectural design. Wireflies by Angelopoulou Dimitra + Karantaki Meropi + Diamanti Vasiliki, Bartlett School of Architecture | London, UK The idea is to create an open sandbox video game as a discrete kit of parts that could be assembled and disassembled, resulting in different aggregations. Wireflies game explores new building blogs of […]
Investigating how new digital fabrication techniques can be employed in construction with ice together with the study of light and sound, Caustic Architecture research gave birth to the Synesthetic Museum. Synesthetic Museum by Francois Mangion + Shuchi Agarwal MArch GAD, RC2, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, Tutor: Prof. Marjan Colletti & Guan Lee | 2012/13 Investigating how new digital fabrication techniques can be employed in construction with ice together with the study of light and sound, Caustic Architecture research gave […]
The project attempts to portray how magic and illusion can become an inherent part of the architectural design, which foregrounds the engagement of the user in the building. Theatre for Magicians: The National Botanical Gardens by Sara Shafiei | The Bartlett, London The proposal begins by exploring how Harry Houdini’s ‘Vanishing Elephant’ trick is manifested within Albrecht Dürer’s ‘cone of light and vision’ to merge showmanship, optics and illusion.The resultant building, a Theatre for Magicians, is located in the National […]
This exploration of marks and lines in Indian ink by the artist Helen Murgatroyd includes: fountain pen at different speeds and with different sides of the nib, a blunt metal tool, brushes of different thicknesses and shapes, a roller, a comb spatula, a pencil end, and, finally, the lid of the ink pot.
In St. Petersburg, where I grew up and first began to observe my environment with the eyes of an architect, the foundation of my impressions of space and form is established. I draw my inspiration as an architect and artist from this foundation.— Sergei Tchoban Sergei Tchoban | architect / artist Sergei Tchoban (born 9 October in 1962) is a Russian and German Architect working in various cities in Europe and the Russian Federation. He is a member of the […]
Casablanca Finance City Tower is the first tower planned has a critical role in the development, symbolizing Morocco’s vision for the future and setting precedents in building performance, scale, and style for a city that does not yet exist. Casablanca Finance City Tower by Morphosis Architects, Casablanca, Morocco, 2014 “ Casablanca is expanding its historical role as the gateway to the continent, through government-driven plans that will open untapped markets in francophone Africa to international investment. In the model of […]
Ramon Bruin, a Dutch artist creates 3D illustrations using a technique called anamorphosis, making everything from planes to contorted faces pop out of the sheet. Although he is a professionally schooled airbrush artist, Ramon Bruin’s work with just pen and paper is what truly makes you question what is art and what is reality.
OCEAN NORTH’s design for the Jyväskylä Music and Art Center commenced with the competition entry produced in 1997 [Phase 01] and continued with redesigning the project for the Venice Architectural Biennale 2004 [Phase 02]. Phase 02 retains the principle design ideas of the competition scheme, while re-defining its geometric, spatial, material and ambient articulation. The project aimed for a differentiated event space and an extension of the landscaped town square into an acoustically animated interior landscape that caters for formal […]
Graphite pencils have been around since the 16th century. While the science of pencils may have moved on a bit since then, with today’s pencils more durable, easier to sharpen and more comfortable to hold than ever before, the basic principle of a cylinder of graphite, surrounded in wood to keep your hands clean, remains the same. We sell a huge range of drawing and sketching pencils, individually and in sets, as well as pencil leads and clutch pencils.
HSB Stockholm – Sweden’s largest housing association turns 100 years old in 2023. By then an innovative and sustainable apartment building will have been completed in Stockholm city.
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There are thirteen principles to consider in order to produce a high-quality graphic composition. If remembered and practiced, these essential principles, discussed and summarised in the list below, can assure an artist of excellence. 1 Start Small Starting a drawing on a small scale, such as a thumbnail sketch, enables you to study the overall value and composition easily. A small sketch also takes less time to complete than larger formats and allows you to work out problems that might ruin a […]