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 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
2. Cesar Pelli – Pasific Design Center
3. Greg Lynn – Curbside Pickup Pod
4. Bjarke Ingels – GooglePlex
5. Robert Venturi – I’m a monument
6. Frank Gehry – Guggenheim Bilbao
7. Zaha Hadid – Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art
8. Zaha Hadid – Phaeno Science Center
9. Carlo Scarpa – Museo di Castelvecchio
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
13. Tadao Ando – Paris Museum
14. Canas Arquitectos – House of Cocobolo
15. Tezuka Architects – Ring Around a Tree