The Architect's Studio is an arcspace online exhibition with predominantly sketches and drawings by the architect's own hand.

November 28, 2013 /

Choreography of Thought: Dominique Perrault’s Sketches

With a few brief strokes of a black felt pen, Dominique Perrault captures the idea of an architectural project in its most basic visual form. A powerful means of communication, the sketch bridges conceptual thinking and design in the making. It stimulates mediation between the architect, his team, and the client – and between site and built construction.

Villa Barbaro - Tempietto - Maser TV
Watercolor on paper 1996
September 11, 2012 /

Giovanni Giaconi: The architecture of Palladio

Giovanni Giaconi's extraordinary drawings, suffused with color, beautifully depict the beauty of Palladian architectures.

Linked Hybrid 
Beijing, China
September 11, 2012 /

Steven Holl: Watercolors

"With the watercolor, in the quickest way, I can shape a volume, cast a shadow, indicate the direction of the sun in a very small format." - Steven Holl

  • schmidt hammer lassen
Århus Art Museum
    September 11, 2012 /

    schmidt hammer lassen: Sketches

    "The sketch is the most simplified way to tell a building, in its simplicity far better than words" - schmidt hammer lassen architects. Sketches, Aarhus Art Museum. ...

  • SANAA: Competition Sketches
    September 11, 2012 /

    SANAA: Competition Sketches

    SANAA, Competition Sketches. The sketches were made by Ryue Nishizawa during the competition phase of the De Kunstliné Theatre and Cultural Centre, Almere, The Netherlands. ...

  • Sketch © Santiago Calatrava archives
Sketchbook 1989
    September 11, 2012 /

    Santiago Calatrava: Sketches

    Calatrava's drawings of varying type, format, and technique afford us a key to understanding the ensemble of his work. ...

  • November 13, 1998
    September 11, 2012 /

    Richard Meier: Collages

    Richard Meier's collages complement his architecture. Unlike his architectural drawings, they are nonrepresentational. ...

  • Collage
    September 11, 2012 /

    Enric Miralles & Benedetta Tagliabue: Sketches & Drawings

    Sketches & Drawings by Enric Miralles - Benedetta Tagliabue. Mollet del Valles Park and Civic Center, Spain. ...

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