Archidoodle: An Architect's Activity Book by Steve Bowkett

By Steve Bowkett

This leading edge ebook is the 1st to supply a enjoyable, interactive approach to find out about structure. full of an array of lovely and stylish drawings, it poses all demeanour of architectural demanding situations for the consumer: from designing your individual skyscraper, to drawing an island condo or making a Constructivist monument, plus many others more.

Aimed at somebody who loves drawing structures, it encourages the person to visualize their very own artistic strategies through sketching, drawing and portray within the pages of the booklet. In so doing, they're going to know about a complete diversity of vital architectural matters, reminiscent of the significance of web site and fabrics, the way to provide an area, the right way to learn plans, easy methods to create sustainable towns and so on.

The ebook additionally comprises a number of examples of works and concepts by way of significant architects to attract proposal from and should entice each person from young children to scholars to architects.

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Each of these buildings has a different attitude to window design: projecting bay, window wall, free-form hole. Suggest some other types of window openings... Maison de Verre, Paris, France. Pierre Chareau and Bernard Bijvoet, 1932 Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1909 The Public arts building, West Midlands, England. Will Alsop, 2008 Different types and shapes of window make up the façade of this building: recessed (circular), flush (oblong), projecting (square) and clerestory (below the roofline; horizontal).

SHSH Architecture/V+, 2008 Sketch out the design of a simple house or pavilion using waste products... Lucy’s House (27,000 stacked carpet tiles), Alabama, USA. 5 million beer bottles), Sisaket province, Thailand. The Bauhaus school of design, founded in Germany in 1919, took a radical approach to the combined teaching of craft and design with the ambition of creating a new unity between art and technology. They explored the new techniques of industrialization through simple geometric forms. Create your own sculptural form using a combination of circles, triangles and squares...

The Brazilian National Congress Building, Brasília. Oscar Neimeyer, 1964 Austrian architectural group Coop Himmelb(l)au often begin projects with an intuitive sketch that they describe as ‘draw(ing] with one’s eyes closed’, akin to the ‘automatic drawing’ practised by Dadaists and Surrealists. This rooftop extension is an example of this method. Make your own ‘automatic drawing’ and use it to generate the plan or section of a building. You may need to make a sketch model first... Intuitive sketch Falkestrasse rooftop renovation, Vienna, Austria.

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