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Nov 14 '07 270 Last Comment
quizzical
Jan 4, 08 2:42 pm

St. Agnese in Agone by Borromini-Rainaldi - Rome 1652

clerestory strip™
Jan 6, 08 6:29 pm

Wow...absolutely beautiful.

Question-where can one go to learn to draw like that...and is there a big market for renderers or are most presentation drawings done by computer nowadays?

SDR
Jan 6, 08 7:03 pm
clerestory strip™
Jan 6, 08 7:08 pm

Thanks SDR! :)

quizzical
Jan 7, 08 3:41 pm

Ryrie Building : Ontario, Canada
Perspective of the south and west facades [between 1913 and 1915]
Burke, Horwood and White, Architects
Pen and ink on tissue paper, mounted on board


Photograph of actual building

SDR
Jan 7, 08 4:28 pm

That nice pair of images reminds me of the drawing and the photograph displayed (respectively) on the front and back covers of Paul Stevenson Oles's scary 1983 book "Architectural Illustraton." The drawing is dated 1971; the building (the East Wing of the National Gallery, I M Pei) was completed in 1978.




Orhan AyyüceOrhan Ayyüce
Jan 7, 08 5:41 pm

^^ i like the photo, but the renderer was a total concept associates. great pair, thanks.

i have been liking these type of drawings with further explanations. it is a bit diagramatic but i really like the simplicity, information and universality of them and seems like if i have to, i can make one with the similar idea too.

and if that followed by this drawing, it is even better, seeing the heights and atmosphere and the political clout of the corporate urban development for the futuristic referances.


my heart is really with these type of information explaining the idea and the vision;




SDR
Jan 7, 08 5:51 pm

Yep -- a drawing can be more that just a pretty picture.

quizzical
Jan 7, 08 6:26 pm

Castle Harbour - Viscount Dumaurier
Italian

SDR
Jan 7, 08 7:03 pm

Bertram Goodhue, St Thomas Church, New York city, 1908-1913

SDR
Jan 7, 08 7:12 pm
David CuthbertDavid Cuthbert
Jan 8, 08 10:29 am

its odd that alot of the hand drawings are like circa 1980 or earlier. Funny how its been completely replaced to a significant degree.

quizzical
Jan 8, 08 1:50 pm

Here's one that's not so old:

British Columbia Institute of Technology
The Technology Center
Design for a Photovoltaic Tower

SDR
Jan 8, 08 1:58 pm

I like your dotted outline.

FRO
Jan 28, 08 5:55 pm

check this guy out.

Two words- BIC pen.

Sir Arthur Braagadocio
Jan 28, 08 10:31 pm

wow.

Sir Arthur Braagadocio
Jan 28, 08 10:31 pm

wow.

quizzical
Feb 7, 08 10:16 am
babs
Feb 8, 08 3:51 pm
quizzical
Feb 12, 08 7:06 pm

University of Missouri Memorial Union

SDR
Feb 12, 08 8:00 pm

This in an interesting design, isn't it ? The tower of a cathedral, lowered to less than half of its intended height, is grafted onto a modest if handsome 2 1/2 story gabled stone-faced block -- and then pierced, thus (apparently) making this the most elaborate gatehouse in college campus history. Was this object built ?

quizzical
Feb 13, 08 8:26 am

Yes ... apparently it was constructed ...

SDR
Feb 13, 08 12:30 pm

Thanks. Note considerable relaxation, rearrangement and extension, as compared to the drawing. The element closest to the camera could be the "attached bishop's residence" of this cathedral/monastery/ classroom block. . .built like a [stone] shithouse, no doubt !

quizzical
Feb 13, 08 12:43 pm

This website provides more information about the evolution of the design and the construction process ... Meet Me At The Union

SDR
Feb 13, 08 2:31 pm

Thanks. Thirteen billiard tables (and ten toilet stalls) in the ground floor of the initial plan !

file
Feb 22, 08 11:47 am

ZERI Pavillion - EXPO 2000 - Hannover

BlueGoose
Feb 22, 08 2:46 pm
SDR
Feb 22, 08 8:02 pm

BlueGoose, can you post a larger fragment ? (Just post at a larger size and we'll see the left end of the image. Or choose a detail.) It would be fun to see the texture of that drawing. What are the media ?

file, that's most interesting. Were you involved with the project ? Is that a cast footing, with the leg pinned to it ?

EKE
Feb 22, 08 8:18 pm
EKE
Feb 22, 08 8:20 pm

Again...Goodhue:


EKE
Feb 22, 08 8:20 pm

nevermind...

SDR
Feb 22, 08 8:50 pm


SDR
Feb 22, 08 8:51 pm


SDR
Feb 22, 08 8:53 pm

Thanks, EKE. (I think it's good to see a bit of detail, anyway -- look at those shadows with stone coursing in "reverse". . .)

Magnificent.

SDR
Feb 22, 08 8:55 pm

(and the young man making a date for later with the Vicar. . .)

Carl Douglas (agfa8x)
Feb 22, 08 9:34 pm


Leah Beeferman

file
Feb 24, 08 10:45 am
SDR

- nope, it's just something I stumbled across on the web - you can read a lot more about it here: ZERI Pavillion

SDR
Feb 24, 08 6:59 pm

Thanks, file. Bamboo !

Following EKE, here's another Goodhue drawing, from 1915 -- a design for Westchester, New York, if I read the inscription correctly.







How about this abstraction of foliage ? Surprising ?

BlueGoose
Feb 24, 08 7:07 pm

SDR - you can right-click on the image above and the image's URL will appear in a dialogue box - you can copy that URL into your browser and peruse the original image to your heart's content.

no point in taking up more space (and bandwidth) here with another copy of the image when it's so easy to do what I suggest in the previous paragraph.

SDR
Feb 24, 08 7:42 pm

Hm. Well, my iMac's mouse doesn't do "right-click" -- I can drag an image to my "desktop" and thence to the the photo utility, where I can manipulate it -- but I don't think you're suggesting that. I created the photo(s) myself, so have no need to look at them elsewhere. I've enlarged portions of that drawing that I thought would be of interest. Have you a further suggestion ?

BlueGoose
Feb 25, 08 9:00 am

SDR - ah, I see. Sorry for the erroneous assumption.

Here's the original URL:

http://pub.ucsf.edu/missionbay/imagedb/images/2002-06-19-19a.jpg

chupacabra
Feb 25, 08 9:11 am

I believe on a mac it is either apple or ctrl click to do the same thing that blueGoose was describing.

le bossman
Feb 25, 08 10:18 am

i've always enjoyed the artist paul noble and his imaginary towns, built with buildings that spell out their purpose:

le bossman
Feb 25, 08 10:18 am
le bossman
Feb 25, 08 10:19 am

wtf

le bossman
Feb 25, 08 10:19 am
SDR
Feb 25, 08 11:23 am

Thanks, guys. I'm getting it. I misunderstood your point, B G. Looks like the Mission Bay rendering was done to the methods of Steve Oles. . .

What a great image for the thread, bossman; is that a slice of the original or was it proportioned like that ? This guy is strange. . .

le bossman
Feb 25, 08 11:28 am

slice...what is the syntax to adjust image size again?

SDR
Feb 25, 08 11:32 am

Add width=420 after the URL (with one space) and before the [/img]

le bossman
Feb 25, 08 11:41 am
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