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Fun with Figure Ground
September 21, 2008, 8:47 pm
Filed under: General, Representation

Found this today and thought it was fun. Enjoy

http://www.dezeen.com/2008/09/21/heroes-of-the-invisible-by-fat

Vase Crit5

Vase Crit5



Chiaroscuro
September 18, 2008, 2:34 am
Filed under: Representation

Here are some examples of chiaroscuro in architectural drawings by Hugh Ferris. How do these drawings differ from your typical architectural renderings? What does he accomplish by using these techniques and how might they relate to your assigned painting? How can you represent the idea of chiaroscuro in a diagram? Take some time and analyze these drawings with a critical eye and post your thoughts.

Hugh Ferris Hoover Dam

Hugh Ferris Hoover Dam

Hugh Ferris Metropolis

Hugh Ferris Metropolis

Hugh Ferris Waterplane in NYC

Hugh Ferris Waterplane in NYC

Hugh Ferris Lever House

Hugh Ferris Lever House



“God created paper for the purpose of drawing architecture on it. Everything else is at least for me an abuse of paper.” -Alvar Alto
September 14, 2008, 1:04 am
Filed under: Representation

For the opening of a new exhibition space at the Architecture Museum of Munich’s Technical University, a group of internationally known architects were invited to a dinner. Instead of showing up, however, the architects were asked to send the museum a sketch on a dinner napkin. The napkin would stand in for the architects’ physical presence and “represent” their current thoughts on architecture. The exercise, a play off the notion that architectural inspiration can strike anywhere and anytime, proved to be a playful and revealing portrait of the way architects think and quickly represent themselves. So… even if you don’t have your sketchbooks on you (I have no idea why you wouldn’t) you have no excuse for not being able to develop your ideas.

Check out the sketches below looking at the differences in line quality. Besides illustrating very different ideas each architect has a distinct drawing style and technique. Also, go to the library and look at each architect’s monograph as a way to better understand what they are about and how their architecture is being represented in these sketches.

Robert Venturi

Robert Venturi

Dominique Perrault

Dominique Perrault

Toyo Ito

Toyo Ito

Matthias Sauerbruch

Matthias Sauerbruch

Mario Bota

Mario Bota

Carlos Ferrater

Carlos Ferrater



Architecture Criticism
September 13, 2008, 4:58 pm
Filed under: General



WELCOME!
September 6, 2008, 9:54 pm
Filed under: General

Welcome to @rchitecutre, a digital forum that will allow us to easily share images, discuss class topics, and increase our overall knowledge of the built environment and the design profession. As we roll through the semester I will continuously post images, comments, and news articles that relate to conversations we’ve had, or I think you might find interesting. I encourage you to respond with comments and posts of your own, as this is a way to progress our ideas between classes.

On the left side of the Blog I’ve posted a number of links. They are a good overview of what’s going on within and around the world of art and architecture, and excellent resources that will compliment the library when you hit a mental block. I recommend checking them out as a way to stay connected to the design world and a way to further build your architectural vocabulary. In addition is a list of readings that have been assigned for the design principles class and a calendar that will hopefully highlight important dates like reviews and lectures.

I am thoroughly looking forward to our semester together and can’t wait to dive into thing.

Enjoy the Blog and see you next Tuesday!

Mike



Collage
September 3, 2008, 5:02 am
Filed under: Representation

Last week’s workshop was a great success. Here are the collages I shared with you as precedent. Look at the way each architect represents materiality, depth, scale and composition. Analyze the perspectives looking for the vanishing points, horizon lines, and station points. How has the architect used collage to illustrate his idea about the given space?

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe_Concert Hall

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe_Concert Hall

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe_Convention Hall

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe_Convention Hall

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe_Jackson Hole Residence

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe_Jackson Hole Residence

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe_Theater Project

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe_Theater Project

Rem Koolhaas_Exodus 1

Rem Koolhaas_Exodus 1

Rem Koolhaas_Exodus 2

Rem Koolhaas_Exodus 2

Rem Koolhaas_Exodus 3

Rem Koolhaas_Exodus 3

Super Studio_Continuous Monument 1

Super Studio_Continuous Monument

ArchiGram_Instant City Airships

ArchiGram_Instant City Airships

Super Studio_Self Portrait

Super Studio_Self Portrait

Paul Citroen_Bauhaus_Metropolis

Paul Citroen_Bauhaus_Metropolis

Michael Schur_Airport

Michael Schur_Airport