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The Best Architectural Drawings of 2018. The Best Architectural Drawings of 2018 With the mission of providing tools and inspiration to architects all around the world, ArchDaily’s curators are constantly searching for new projects, ideas and forms of expression. For the past three years, ArchDaily has showcased the best discoveries of each year, and in keeping with tradition, we would like to share the best architecture drawings published throughout 2018. What is the role of contemporary drawing in architecture? We approach the definition of drawing as design itself. Drawings are used to explain principles, to deliver ideas, to construct new architecture, and to document creative processes.Below you will see the selection of drawings arranged under six categories: Context, Architectural Drawings, Sketches & Hand-drawn, Digital Collages, Conceptual Drawings & Diagrams and Animated Gifs.

We also invite you to review collections from previous years here or other drawing-related posts selected by our editors in the following link. 100 Architectural Sketches. Lesson #3 Constructed Shadows Axonometrics – Freehand Architecture. Login Lesson #3 Constructed Shadows Axonometrics (Free Preview) Home Lessons Lesson #3 Constructed Shadows Axonometrics Feel free to call +44 05603861211 This is a preview lesson. Download Assignment PDF Intro Axonometric Part 1 - Construction Lines Axonometric Part 2 - Contour Lines Technical Drawing Lesson – Axonometric Shadows And Hatching Shadows Theory Axonometric Part 3 - Cast Shadows Axonometric Part 4 - Constructing Cast Shadows Graphics Tricks Intermediary Crit Technical Drawing Graphics Speedup Lesson Critique Back to: Architectural Technical Drawing 101 > Introduction To Technical Drawing Disclaimer: Results will vary, and you should not use this information as a substitute for getting formal architectural education.

. ©2018 Architectural Graphics Ltd - Project developed by Log in with Facebook or Log in with your credentials or Create an account Lost your password? Forgot your details? I remember my details Create Account. La relevancia del croquis en la obra de Renzo Piano. La relevancia del croquis en la obra de Renzo Piano A través de sus croquis, Renzo Piano representa la verdadera intención de sus proyectos, evidenciando en muchos de ellos la preocupación por la escala humana, estudios de insolación, confort, diálogo con el entorno inmediato y otros elementos que serán protagonistas de de sus obras. Compilamos aquí diez proyectos del arquitecto acompañados de sus croquis, a través de los cuales es posible trazar un paralelo entre la creación y ejecución de las obras del ganador del Premio Pritzker de 1998.

Centro Botín / Renzo Piano Building Workshop Galería de Arte Château La Coste / Renzo Piano Building Workshop Centro Cultural Fundación Stavros Niarchos / Renzo Piano Building Workshop City Gate de La Valeta / Renzo Piano Building Workshop Museo Whitney / Renzo Piano Building Workshop + Cooper Robertson Edificio de Oficinas Banco Intesa Sanpaolo / Renzo Piano Building Workshop MUSE / Renzo Piano Fundación Pathé / Renzo Piano Building Workshop. An illustrated guide to Frank Lloyd Wright - Curbed. Believer in suburban utopia. Father of organic architecture. Doghouse designer. Cape-wearing dandy. Purported target of grave-robbing. Bootlegging apprentice. Speed demon. Homewrecker. Wright isn’t the only bona fide celebrity to have a less-than-sterling rep, but how did he get so famous in the first place? Here, we winnowed down decades of work to pull out key buildings from the Frank Lloyd Wright oeuvre, from the domestically-scaled to the heavily ornamented, from the corporate behemoth to the soaring geometric forms of his later years.

Download the poster version (PDF) of Curbed’s Frank Lloyd Wright Primer. 10 Essential Freehand Drawing Exercises for Architects. The following excerpt was originally published in Natascha Meuser's Construction and Design Manual: Architecture Drawings (DOM Publishers). With our industry's technological advances, "the designing architect is not simultaneously the drawing architect. " Meuser's manual aims to help architects develop and hone their technical drawing skills as the "practical basis and form of communication for architects, artists, and engineers. " Read on for ten freehand drawing exercises that tackle issues ranging from proportion and order to perspective and space.

What is beauty? A few years ago, a group of international researchers sought to unravel the mysteries of human beauty. But that is precisely what you would expect of a computer. Clients often expect designers to produce pixel-perfect images right from the beginning of the design process, looking not unlike photographs at first glance. It is easy to forget that, for all its apparent creative talents, the computer is just a machine. Marta Colmenero illustrates Brutalist landmarks around the world. Spanish designer Marta Colmenero has created a set of illustrations that capture the concrete forms of brutalist architecture across the globe. The series features some of the world's best-known brutalist buildings, from Moshe Safdie's Habitat 67 to Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation. Commissioned by insurance comparison site Go Compare for its Concrete Feats microsite, Colmenero has illustrated nine structures in total, showing their distinctive forms and colours.

The curved exterior of the Barbican Estate – designed in the 1950s by British firm Chamberlin, Powell and Bon – is shown, alongside London's Balfron Tower – a 27-storey slab block created by Hungarian-born architect Ernö Goldfinger. Colmenero's illustration features its distinctive connecting bridges, against a bright blue sky. The designer also looked elsewhere in the world, documenting brutalist architecture from several parts of Europe. ARCHIWINDOW: A Glimpse Through “The Eyes of Architecture” ARCHIWINDOW: A Glimpse Through "The Eyes of Architecture" In his latest series, ARCHIWINDOW, Federico Babina draws some inspiration perhaps from the headline exhibition the Venice Biennale, investigating some of the most famous window designs architecture has to offer. Babina simply says it is "a little reflection about architecture and the elements that compose it.

" The images reveal how expressive the element of the window can be, as many of the 25 signature designs will be instantly recognizable for die-hard architecture fans, while others may reveal a previously-unrecognized trend in the work of a particular architect. "The windows are the eyes of architecture. Through the windows enters the light and shadow that creates spaces. The windows invite us to enter the landscape, and are the cracks through which to spy on architecture," writes Babina. "I tried to transform a detail into the protagonist to emphasize its expressive capacity. Italo Calvino's 'Invisible Cities', Illustrated (Again) Italo Calvino's 'Invisible Cities', Illustrated (Again) Lima-based architect Karina Puente has a personal project: to illustrate each and every "invisible" city from Italo Calvino's 1972 novel.

Her initial collection, which ArchDaily published in 2016, traced Cities and Memories. This latest series of mixed media collages, drawn mainly using ink on paper, brings together another sequence of imagined places – each referencing a city imagined in the book. Invisible Cities, which imagines fictional conversations between the (real-life) Venetian explorer Marco Polo and the aged Mongol ruler Kublai Khan, has been instrumental in framing approaches to urban discourse and the form of the city. According to Puente, "each illustration has a conceptual process, some of which take more time than others. " In an interview with Kindle, Puente has stated how she finds cities "absolutely amazing," and even more so about metropolises and megalopolises. These Watercolors Capture the Unsung Architecture of Tokyo's Eclectic Storefronts.

These Watercolors Capture the Unsung Architecture of Tokyo's Eclectic Storefronts A renowned symbol of the modern world, Tokyo is a city commonly associated with bright lights, innovative technology and sleek buildings. So when Polish artist Mateusz Urbanowicz first moved to Tokyo, he was taken aback by the number of old, architecturally eclectic storefronts that continued to flourish within the city. “When I moved to Tokyo, more than 3 years ago I was really surprised that upon my walks I encountered so many shops still in business in really old buildings,” Urbanowicz explains. “Differently to Kobe, where the earthquake wiped out a lot of these old downtown houses and shops, in Tokyo they still survive.”

Inspired by the buildings’ resilience and their unique architectural features, Urbanowicz set out to document the storefronts in a series of watercolor illustrations, capturing the process through making-of videos. “I really like buildings that are lived in and cared for for a long time. Need Help With Basic Sketching Techniques? Let These Videos Teach You. Need Help With Basic Sketching Techniques? Let These Videos Teach You We’ve all heard the story of the cocktail napkin sketch that inspired a masterwork. Architecture is all about communicating ideas visually, and there is no better way to quickly express an idea than through sketching. But for many students just starting on the path of architecture, the skills to actually create such sketches don't come naturally, and mentors who will take the time to explain such basics can be hard to find.

Geared towards young and aspiring architecture students, a new youtube channel, Themodmin, provides short, free tutorials on how to get the most out of your sketches in their series Architecture Daily Sketches. Covering topics from lineweight to perspective to adding people to your drawings, the videos follow a simple format that is easy to follow. Watch a few of the videos below and head over to their youtube page here for more tutorials. Fairy Tale Architecture Imagines Fantastical Homes of Beloved Characters. When two seemingly disparate subjects come together, they can produce a visual enchantment we would’ve never imagined otherwise.

Illustrator Federico Babina is known for his creative mashups like Archilife, which paired movie stars with homes designed by famous architects. He’s recently unveiled his latest series called Architale that’s in the same vein—this time, it focuses on fairy tale architecture. Babina describes it as “a tribute to the fairy tale universe where the architectures are reinvented to accommodate the protagonists of the story.” Architale features 17 charming homes of beloved characters like Peter Pan and Cinderella. If you’re familiar with their original stories, parts of Babina’s architecture will be instantly recognizable. Aladdin’s lair has the markings of a giant genie lamp, while the three little pigs are in angular homes made of straw, sticks, and bricks. (There is, of course, the big bad wolf lurking at the base of these elevated bungalows.) The Bare Essentials: 12 Minimalist Illustrations of Iconic Architecture. Yeah, we thought minimalist posters were done, too. Still, though they're a little late to the game, these prints by Portuguese artist and illustrator André Chiote are intriguing in their own right.

Chiote's work delivers everything we've come to expect (and smugly sneer at) from the design meme: simple geometric lines and bold colors that consume the entirety of the composition. Here, the modern and contemporary structures Chiote takes as his subjects are, for the most part, reduced to a few building details or formal snapshots. Context doesn't enter the equation, except in the case of Niemeyer's Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, where the hills of Rio de Janeiro entice in the background. Chiote's cannon is vast, ranging from modernist icons like Breuer's Whitney museum and a couple of Niemeyer works to newer landmarks like Gehry's Vitra Design Museum, Zumthor's Kolumba Museum, Piano's LACMA.

[All images: André Chiote] [via This Isn't Happiness] These Intricate Illustrations Portray the Details of Fantastical Cities. These Intricate Illustrations Portray the Details of Fantastical Cities In the first installment of her series, “Cities and Memory - the Architecture and the City," architect Marta Vilarinho de Freitas created a set of intricately rendered architectural fantasy worlds that straddled the line between realism and abstraction. Now Vilarinho de Freitas has returned with an additional 7 illustrations, this time experimenting with planimetrics and new cityscape scenes. In her drawings, she explores the relationship between detail and perception of the city, where negative space becomes as important to an architectural element’s presence and what is drawn. This Architect Fuses Art and Science by Hand Illustrating the Golden Ratio. This Architect Fuses Art and Science by Hand Illustrating the Golden Ratio Rafael Araujo is a Venezuelan architect and illustrator who at the age of fifteen began to observe intelligent patterns in nature, giving rise to his interest in the golden ratio located in our natural environment.

More than 40 years later, the results of this hobby is a collection of beautiful illustrations of nature made entirely by hand, equipped with a pencil, a compass, a ruler and a protractor. The artist's illustrations give his ability to represent the mathematical brilliance of the natural world, inciting the reunion of humans with nature. Illustrations that seem to come from a technological team, are made entirely by hand, mixing mathematical perfection with the artistic performance of Araujo. Most of us observe a simple butterfly flutter, the artist visualizes a complex mathematical framework that regulates movements subtle flight. Architects’ Sketchbooks: Oscar Niemeyer.

Given the proliferation of digital tools and time-saving software now available, some believe sketching is losing its relevance. With this visual series, we celebrate the art of drawing by delving into the sketchbooks of designers, revealing some hidden gems along the way. To be considered for a feature, send your own sketches with a description of your design process to After the vibrant watercolors of Steven Holl, the precisely penciled musings of Le Corbusier and the minimalistic sketches of Tadao Ando, behold the scribbles of the late Brazilian Modernist, Oscar Niemeyer. Like Ando, Niemeyer’s concept drawings included only the bare essentials required to communicate his iconic forms, occasionally combined with the source of their inspiration, particularly the reclined female figure.

Add To Collection Save this image to a collection Via YouTube Contemporary Art Museum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; via designKULTUR French Communist Party HQ, Paris, France; via Medium. This New Drawing App Shows How Digital Software Will Save Sketching, Not Destroy It. Architects’ Sketchbooks: Steven Holl. Architects’ Sketchbooks: Le Corbusier. The Perfect Drawing: 8 Sensational Sections That Raise The Bar For Architectural Representation. Fastcodesign. ¿Qué pasaría si estos músicos fueran arquitectos? Concept SKETCH. Drawing ARCHITECTURE.