An Architect’s most important tool, the medium of conversion of thoughts and creativity to tangible parameters, on paper!
Sketching and Architecture are 2 sides of the same coin. The architectural sketch itself may look like something Picasso drew in his sleep (Zaha Hadid!) or like a 5-year-old’s crayon drawing (Sorry Cesar Pelli). But it still stands to be the perfect medium, the first representation of an Architects’ creativity, imagination, and design philosophies, amalgamating to form the initial and raw image of the final product.
Here are a few sketches of Famous structures, done by the Starchitects themselves.
1. Le Corbusier – Notre Dame du Haut | Architectural Sketches
2. Cesar Pelli – Pasific Design Center
3. Greg Lynn – Curbside Pickup Pod | Architect Sketches
4. Bjarke Ingels – GooglePlex
5. Robert Venturi – I’m a monument | Architectural Sketches
6. Frank Gehry – Guggenheim Bilbao
7. Zaha Hadid – Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art
8. Zaha Hadid – Phaeno Science Center | Architect Sketches
9. Carlo Scarpa – Museo di Castelvecchio | Architectural Sketches
10. John Hejduk – Loft Space/City on the Hill (sketch for Cooper Union Foundation Building renovation)
11. FOA – Yokohama Terminal (digital sketch)
12. Peter Zumthor – The Therme Vals | Architectural Sketches
13. Tadao Ando – Paris Museum
14. Canas Arquitectos – House of Cocobolo
15. Tezuka Architects – Ring Around a Tree | Architectural Sketches