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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.

Photo: arcspace
January 21, 2002 /

Álvaro Siza: Sculptures

"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

Marika-Alderton House
March 01, 2004 /

Glenn Murcutt: Sketches

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.

  • Tuborg Nord, Copenhagen (1996)
Offices and residential.
    August 01, 2001 /

    Henning Larsen Sketches

    "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 ...

  • Sydney Opera House
Utzon’s sketch shows the podium as a continuous structure, culminating in the Foyer-Bar overlooking the bay.
    May 27, 2002 /

    Jørn Utzon: Sketches

    "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 /

    Kisho Kurokawa Sketches

    "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 /

    Michael Jantzen Virtual Reality Interface

    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”. ...

  • Álvaro Siza Sketches
    September 07, 2012 /

    Álvaro Siza: Sketches

    "Drawings - landscapes, portraits, and trip sketches - have always kept me busy." - Álvaro Siza ...

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