Design sketches

July 29, 2016

There is something captivating about seeing original sketches made by architects/designers. Through sketching numerous creators capture and rationalize their first ideas on paper, and for this reason there is something captivating about seeing concept sketches for projects before they are documented technically. In a digitally inclined culture hand drawn sketches are more and more rare, and for this reason this post acknowledges some of the nicest sketches we have come across recently.

Rem Koolhaas, Zeebrugge Sea terminal competition, 1989
Rem Koolhaas, Zeebrugge Sea terminal competition, 1989

Wei Shao’s Blank City, 2014
Wei Shao’s Blank City, 2014

Habitat and the city competition entry Entry by Neutelings Wall De Geyter and Roodbeen, 1990
Habitat and the city competition entry Entry by Neutelings Wall De Geyter and Roodbeen, 1990

Paul Rudolph The Colonnade Condominiums Singapore Perspective section 1970
Paul Rudolph The Colonnade Condominiums Singapore Perspective section 1970

Carlo Chiappi, Giuseppe Gori, Rino Vernuccio. Fiesole
Carlo Chiappi, Giuseppe Gori, Rino Vernuccio. Fiesole

Ivan Leonidov’s Competition Proposal for the Town of Magnitogorsk 1930
Ivan Leonidov’s Competition Proposal for the Town of Magnitogorsk 1930