7 Unmistakable Architect’s Sketches
With their unique ability to instantly communicate complex concepts, architectural drawings and sketches are unparalleled in their capacity to anticipate the esthetic appearance of a building after its completion.
The hand-drawn vision can highlight the main features and characteristics of a building, which tend to be overshadowed by the seemingly photo-realistic approach of renderings. Despite the infinite possibilities of computer-aided design, drawings and sketches remain the most intuitive expression method of many architects.
Sketches comprise a thinking mechanism and through the qualities of ambiguity, quickness and change, they initiate a dialogue for architects. As a medium to facilitate communication, recording, discovery and evaluation, their pertinence lies in their ability to exhibit both the precise and the imprecise.
We’ve gathered a handful of remarkable architects, who are using the freedom of the hand drawing to express their particular architectural vision.
Powerful and diagrammatic
Instinctive and enquiring
Conceptual and clear
Quirky and susceptible
Poignant and evocative
Squiggly and expressive
Colourful and palpable