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.
"The sculptures were created from scraps with a great team of collaborators who willingly sacrificed their free Saturdays and Sundays for the pleasure of creating." - Álvaro Siza
In the book "Glenn Murcutt: A Singular Architectural Practice" the selection of the sketches Murcutt makes to reveal architectural ideas to his clients are complemented by his own notes, and the insightful commentary by the editors, Professor Haig Beck and Jackie Cooper.
August 01, 2001 /
"Suddenly it's all so obvious. That's how to do it. That's how it will look. There are all sorts of problems I can't sort out. When that happens I sketch it all out on a piece of paper, solely in order to remind myself of the essentials." - Henning Larsen ...
May 27, 2002 /
"On the road from the first idea - the first sketch - to the final building, a host of possibilities arise for the architect." - Jørn Utzon ...
November 12, 2001 /
"Even if the theme is about architecture, architects' sketches have the same quality with the World of Image as paintings have" - Kisho Kurokawa, Woodcut Print Works. ...
April 14, 2003 /
As part of his ongoing personal design research that has explored alternative ways of thinking about the built environment, Michael Jantzen has created the project called “Virtual Reality Interface”. ...
September 07, 2012 /
"Drawings - landscapes, portraits, and trip sketches - have always kept me busy." - Álvaro Siza ...