Instant, customizable digital architectural stencils hit the market
With a press release that makes references to Banksy's iconic global stencils, the new digital architectural stencil set from Morpholio enables architects to instantly make customizable stencils of complex designs, from faces to condo layouts to intricately shaded trees. The initial image can... View full entry
A milkman's drawings capture Bristol through 8 decades
[Garth England's] extraordinary drawings, made in Hengrove Lodge care home between 2006 and 2013 and published in a beautiful book called Murdered with Straight Lines, capture the changing city through the eyes of this post-war everyman. Born in Bristol general hospital in 1935, England spent most of his 79 years in the city’s suburban south: in Knowle West, Hengrove, Bedminster and Totterdown...
— The Guardian
The essence of a city isn't just contained in its physical brick and mortar, but in the memory of its denizens. Garth England, who managed to see virtually every type of structure in Bristol in his work as a milk delivery man, began to draw his artistic recollections while in a retirement home... View full entry
Winners of the "Drawing from Practice" book giveaway
Archinectors were keen to share their favorite architectural-drawing influences in Archinect's latest book giveaway, "Drawing from Practice, Architects and the Meaning of Freehand" by J. Michael Welton. The 221-page book is a practitioner's handy reference for freehand-drawing inspiration and... View full entry
Win "Drawing from Practice, Architects and the Meaning of Freehand" by J. Michael Welton
"Drawing from Practice, Architects and the Meaning of Freehand" by architectural writer J. Michael Welton is a practitioner's handy reference for freehand-drawing inspiration and an adept resource to anyone who's curious about the creative processes behind some of today's most influential... View full entry
Photorealistic cityscapes drawn in pencil only
Paul Cadden’s work is astoundingly realistic.
— Visual News
If you think straining over Photoshop for hours on end sweating out the nuances of that latest rendering of a project is time-consuming, Paul Cadden voluntarily spends his time drawing photo-realistic versions of photographs with pencil. Only pencil. According to the artist's website, "Although... View full entry
Editor's Picks #409
Amelia Taylor-Hochberg featured 'trans’ the most recent issue of 'Lust' - for Screen/Print #29. The latest entry in Archinect's Lexicon is "Neuromorphic Architecture" first coined by Dr. Michael Arbib in a 2012 paper for Intelligent Buildings International. BBC Arts asked experts whether the... View full entry
Editor's Picks #362
Amelia conducted an interview with John Szot answering questions on Architecture and the Unspeakable, a triptych of short, magnificently animated films.News Professor Andrew Ross, penned an editorial High Culture and Hard Labor regarding Guggenheim Museum’s Saadiyat Island project. Later... View full entry
Extraordinarily Beautiful Architectural Drawings From the World's Greatest Architects
100 Years of Architectural Drawing—a recently published book by Neil Bingham, a design and architecture historian who is the consulting curator of architectural drawings at the Royal Academy of Arts, London—highlights 300 architectural drawings from the 20th century that illustrate the evolution of the form.
André Chiote illustrates the role of iconic buildings in the "urban collective memory"
Rendered into clean lines and bold graphic hues, Oporto-based architect and illustrator André Chiote draws some of the world's most iconic contemporary structures designed by their equally iconic architects. He began developing this project by choosing specifically-programmed buildings... View full entry
Editor's Picks #335
On the occasion of the release of Around the Bay: Man-Made Sites of Interest in the San Francisco Bay Region, a new photobook from the Center for Land Use Interpretation Amelia Taylor-Hochberg sat down for a Discussion. News Archinect implemented the ability to click next to a person's name... View full entry
Just Launched: the 39th Annual KRob Architectural Delineation Competition
The annual KRob Architectural Delineation Competition is coming back for its 39th year. The competition was established in 1974 by the AIA Dallas Chapter and named after architect Ken Roberts who was recognized for his talent in ink perspective drawing. As the world's oldest architectural drawing competition currently in operation, KRob recognizes original works that best represent the artistic qualities of the medium in both hand-drawn and digital formats.
Click on the thumbnails below to see winning images from previous KRob competitions in recent years. You can also check out this article by Julien Meyrat, one of the KRob competition organizers at the AIA Dallas, for an insightful read on architectural drawing. View full entry
2013 National Design Award Winner James Wines among speakers at Saturday 5/11 "WWW Drawing" symposium in NY
The (de)vices and virtues of hand drawing versus digital drawing will be debated at "WWW Drawing: Architectural Drawing from Pencil to Pixel" at the Drawing Center, in SoHo New York, this Saturday May 11 from 2-4 pm — a symposium co-produced by Penn State University's Stuckeman School of... View full entry
Editor's Picks #314
Over at the LA Times, Christopher Hawthorne reported on LACMA Director Michael Govan’s plan’s for $650-million new building by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor...Eric Chavkin commented "New construction has always been fundraising tail that wags the museum dog. Big names to draw bigger money...Now that AMPAS is leveraging it's Oscar prestige to be a part of LACMA, a new name to entice donor dollars is Zumthor, a name that means absolutely nothing to most.
NewsMichael Z Wise reviewed the newest edition of Albert Speer, Architecture by Léon Krier for the Wall Street Journal. Mr. Wise concluded his review "Though he is again bemoaning a contemporary inability to regard classicism in a detached manner, it is Léon Krier who is in a... View full entry
Editor's Picks #309
Archinect was excited to announce a competition we're co-hosting with Designer Pages and the LA Film Festival. This competition seeks proposals for the interior design/layout of the VIP Director's Lounge for this year's LA Film Festival. The winner will have their design executed, with a cash... View full entry