Celebrating the Marvellous: Surrealism in Architecture

Celebrating the Marvellous: Surrealism in Architecture Neil Spiller (Guest Editor)   "We are entering a new era of architecture that is technologically enhanced, virtual and synthetic. Contemporary...

Book of Circles: Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge

Circles are truly everywhere. We can witness this elemental shape in faraway planets and stars; in earth formations such as mounds, craters, and small...

Panopticon: The philosopher’s circle as solution to the question of prison...

The Panopticon, 1787 Jeremy Bentham and Willey Reveley, London, UK   "'Morals reformed—health preserved—industry invigorated—instruction diffused—public burthens lightened—Economy seated, as it were, upon a rock—the Gordian knot...

The Circle

The Circle The Circle is the simplest of the two-dimensional shapes and the easiest to draw on paper or inscribed on the floor.   One can imagine...

KRob 2017 | indeed… Drawing is the ‘Motive force of Architecture’

KRob 2017 | indeed... Drawing is the 'Motive force of Architecture' The Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition (KRob) has celebrated the best in architectural delineation for 43...

Klee’s Spatial Illusion and the Everyday Visual Experience

Klee’s Spatial Illusion and the Everyday Visual Experience In 1921, Paul Klee delivers a lecture in perspective. There he explains to his students that “the...

Cartooning the Landscape: A map into Chip Sullivan’s creative mind

https://youtu.be/UxRg3F13ZVw " One of the singular talents in landscape design, Chip Sullivan has shared his expertise through a seemingly unusual medium that, at second glance,...

Romance of the Three Kingdoms and the Chinese graphic Modus Operandi

In less known Chinese paintings from the 13th century, a notable degree of convergence between orthogonality and local regions of a scene ameliorate the...

Day at the California Academy of Sciences

Day at the California Academy of Sciences Piano’s audacious design with its native plant–covered living roof, retractable ceiling, three-story rain forest, gigantic planetarium, and living...

SFMoMA between Mario Botta and Snøhetta

SFMoMA between Mario Botta and Snøhetta Fog isn’t the first thing that springs to mind when you encounter the rippling white cliff face that now...

26 Types of Drawings… or the many ‘faces’ of a line

1 Analytical drawing Analytical drawing relates to the drawing of lines to represent the three-dimension structure and geometry of a form, proceeding generally from the...

Absurdism: Jacques Tati Playtime and his Complex Comedy about Modern Life

Absurdism: Jacques Tati Playtime and his Complex Comedy about Modern Life  “your film … Whatever your personality, whatever your job … you are in Playtime.” BY...

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