Wednesday, March 21, 2012

rendered drawings on black background

New Design for the National Archive/Library in Prague
by Alexander Daxböck

rendered perspective

[Image: For a project at the Bartlett School of Architecture's Unit 11, presented and discussed 
at the Landscape Futures Super-Workshop, Rina Kukaj explored a series of aerial landscapes
—a "purification blanket"—that would act as a distributed atmospheric filter for the city].

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

rendering examples

    Rendered perspective section: Church Design. Inspired by the works of Alan Dunlop. By Ross Cameron.
Jeff Konigsberg - New Pollution

Jeff Konigsberg - Twenty 14

Bosak - pool line drawing (note different line weights)

Paul Rudolph rendering (note use of vertical lines)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Recommended Books To Buy

Architectural Modelmaking
Nick Dunn
click to buy
Architectural Drawing
David Dernie
click to buy

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spiral Staircase in Tuborg 15 Building, Hellerup, Copenhagen

This is one of my favourite staircases. Structural and design genius.

A white concrete cantilevered staircase that challenges metal for slimness - Hans Exner, Ramboll Engineers and Bendt Aarup - CRC (Compact Reinforced Composite) Technology.

"CRC is a special type of [steel] fibre reinforced high performance concrete developed in 1986 by Aalborg Portland in Denmark". "The CRC binder is more expensive than cement and the steel fibre content also leads to a higher price for CRC. On the other hand elements are typically one-third the volume of conventional concrete...the price for CRC has been equivalent to alternatives in steel or concrete. Obviously in cases where the architect chooses very special solutions this also requires a higher price, but in these cases it has little to do with the price of materials, but more to do with the price of formwork and production costs." However the "challenge of utilising a different type of material in a manner that leads to savings in the total cost has been met by a number of Danish architects...just like the spiral staircase at Tuborg 15."

Concrete Elegance One - A series of architectural presentations given at the Building Centre by leading designers, innovators and manufacturers of concrete. The Concrete Centre 2006, RIBA Publishing.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Reintroducing the Soul to the City

Thesis Studio Project

A p
roject for a community of artists to revitalise a derelict area of Manchester's city centre
, where the atmospheres created spill out onto the street.