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Sketching for Architecture & Interior Design

08:30 - 22 July, 2015
Sketching for Architecture & Interior Design, Courtesy of Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of Laurence King Publishing Ltd

The following is an excerpt from the introduction of Stephanie Travis' book Sketching for Architecture & Interior Design. The book features over 45 sketching and drawing exercises across three chapters (Furniture + Lighting, Interiors, Architecture). Below we feature sample exercises for sketching transitional spaces, building materials and foreground + background. We're also giving away copies for two lucky readers, so read on to find out how to enter! 

Drawing is truly a tool for seeing. To draw an object, interior, or building, you have to look at the subject in a new way. You are forced to pause and scrutinize, as drawing requires another way of thinking, shifting into a deeper realm that encompasses elements such as shape, form, texture, rhythm, composition, and light. When you have developed your drawing skills, the finer details of a space—key features that you may not previously have noticed—will be revealed to you. Freehand drawing allows viewers to see in a way they never have before. The sketching process is a means of expanding your creativity and awakening your senses. 

Pontoise Housing / PLAN 01

09:00 - 22 July, 2015
Pontoise Housing / PLAN 01, © Frédéric Delangle
© Frédéric Delangle

© Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle Courtesy of PLAN01 +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pontoise, France
  • Collective of Architects

    Atelier du Pont, Ignacio Prego Architectures, Jean Bocabeille Architecte, Koz and Philéas
  • Area

    31068.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Registration Opens for eVolo 2016 Skyscraper Competition

08:00 - 22 July, 2015
Registration Opens for eVolo 2016 Skyscraper Competition, Courtesy of eVolo
Courtesy of eVolo

eVolo Magazine has announced the start of their 11th annual Skyscraper Competition. Inviting architects, students, engineers, designers and artists, the competition places no restrictions on site, program or size, leaving participants free to explore the skyscraper as creatively as possible.

Kamvari Architects Design Mixed-Use Development for Tehran

06:00 - 22 July, 2015
Kamvari Architects Design Mixed-Use Development for Tehran, Courtesy of Kamvari Architects
Courtesy of Kamvari Architects

The winner of a competition for a mixed-use building scheme, London-based Kamvari Architects has unveiled the design for Zartosht, a 300,000 square-foot retail and office building in Tehran, Iran. The building's design is based largely on local cultural contexts, like the region’s reputation for renowned fabric and textile shops, and environmentalism, particularly with respect to solar energy.

Viral Voices IV / STORYTELLING: On Media, Representation, and Narrative

05:30 - 22 July, 2015
Viral Voices IV / STORYTELLING: On Media, Representation, and Narrative

How are contemporary architectural narratives created? And what are the various tools / media used to ‘tell the story’?

How is the said story tailored to a varying audience?

What story do journalists/editors/filmmakers like to tell about the architect? And the architecture? How does that profile shape our work, reach and influence?

What is architectural journalism for architects? What is it for the general public?

Are we in a crisis of architectural representation? What is the future of the publication and representation of architecture across various platforms?

The Luchtsingel / ZUS

05:00 - 22 July, 2015
The Luchtsingel / ZUS, © Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Fred Ernst +19

Monocle 24 Visit Richard Neutra's Residences in Los Angeles

04:30 - 22 July, 2015
Monocle 24 Visit Richard Neutra's Residences in Los Angeles, Courtesy of Monocle
Courtesy of Monocle

In the latest episode of Section D, Monocle 24's weekly review of design, architecture and craft, the team visit Richard Neutra's iconic modernist Neutra VDL Studio residential complex and Residences in Los Angeles. Though Modernism has often been criticised for imposing universal rules on people and areas, it was Neutra's intense client focus that won him acclaim.

Social Housing Refurbishment in Izegem / Architect Lieven Dejaeghere

03:00 - 22 July, 2015
Social Housing Refurbishment in Izegem / Architect Lieven Dejaeghere, © Tim Van de Velde
© Tim Van de Velde

© Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde +28

Gymnasium Dieppe / Chabanne and Partners Architects

02:00 - 22 July, 2015
Gymnasium Dieppe / Chabanne and Partners Architects, © Hugo Hébrard
© Hugo Hébrard

© Hugo Hébrard © Hugo Hébrard © Hugo Hébrard © Hugo Hébrard +21

Exhibition: Cersaie 2015

23:30 - 21 July, 2015
Exhibition: Cersaie 2015, Cersaie 2015 Event Poster
Cersaie 2015 Event Poster

Cersaie—the world’s largest exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings—will take place at the Bologna Exhibition Center in Bologna, Italy from September 28-October 2, 2015 for its 33rd year. The show is organized by Edi.Cer SpA and promoted by Confindustria Ceramica in collaboration with Bologna Fiere.

Naman Spa / MIA Design Studio

22:00 - 21 July, 2015
Naman Spa / MIA Design Studio, © Oki Hiroyuki
© Oki Hiroyuki

© Oki Hiroyuki © Oki Hiroyuki © Oki Hiroyuki © Oki Hiroyuki +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Da Nang, Da Nang, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Nguyen Hoang Manh
  • Area

    1600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Northern Rivers Beach House / refresh*design

20:00 - 21 July, 2015
Northern Rivers Beach House  / refresh*design, © Damien Bredberg
© Damien Bredberg

© Damien Bredberg © Damien Bredberg © Damien Bredberg © Damien Bredberg +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    South Golden Beach NSW 2483, Australia
  • Project Year

    2014

Katsuobushi Kumiai Office / Mizuno architecture design association

19:00 - 21 July, 2015
Katsuobushi Kumiai Office / Mizuno architecture design association, © Harunori Noda
© Harunori Noda

© Harunori Noda © Yoshiyasu Mizuno © Harunori Noda © Harunori Noda +20

Exhibition: "Lines of Thoughts" Meinhard von Gerkan - 50 Years of Architecture in Sketches and Drawings

18:00 - 21 July, 2015
Exhibition: "Lines of Thoughts" Meinhard von Gerkan - 50 Years of Architecture in Sketches and Drawings

Together with his partners, Meinhard von Gerkan has written architectural history over the past 50 years: the practice started life with a drum roll, with the Berlin-Tegel Airport being the first project; today, over 380 projects have been completed.

To this day, von Gerkan develops his designs with the help of sketches. On the occasion of the 50-year anniversary of gmp – Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners and von Gerkan’s 80th birthday, the "Lines of Thoughts" exhibition in the newly built Architecture Pavilion at Elbchaussee presents selected projects from his archive, which includes well over 3,000 architectural sketches, in order to illustrate how his projects develop.

Planchonella House / Jesse Bennett

17:00 - 21 July, 2015
Planchonella House / Jesse Bennett, © Sean Fennessy
© Sean Fennessy

© Sean Fennessy © Sean Fennessy © Sean Fennessy © Sean Fennessy +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Queensland, Australia
  • Interior Designer

    Anne-Marie Campagnolo
  • Area

    280.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Archiculture Interviews: Marc Schaut and Dan Bucsescu

16:00 - 21 July, 2015

In a new segment of the Archiculture extras seriesArbuckle Industries interviews Pratt professors and architects Marc Schaut and Dan Bucsescu, who discuss the extent to which technology has transformed the teaching of architecture, and the necessities of a holistic architecture education. Watch the interview above, and delve into more Archiculture interviews here.

The PortHole / TOMA!

15:00 - 21 July, 2015
The PortHole / TOMA!, © Tiziano Zannordo
© Tiziano Zannordo

© Photoarchitecture Courtesy of TOMA! © Tiziano Zannordo Courtesy of TOMA! +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Grande-Motte, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Antonio Nardozzi, María Dolores Del Sol Ontalba [TOMA! – team of manufacturers architects]
  • Area

    9.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

David Adjaye Unveils Design for Cancer Centre in Rwanda

14:00 - 21 July, 2015
Full Building Exterior. Image Courtesy of Adjaye Associates
Full Building Exterior. Image Courtesy of Adjaye Associates

Adjaye Associates have unveiled their design for the Eugene Gasana Jr. Foundation Paediatric Cancer Centre in Kigali, Rwanda. Located on a four-hectare site, the centre will include a 100-bed hospital, lodging for outpatients and residential housing for hospital staff. The design is inspired by the region’s vernacular architecture, and by the local Imigongo art form, which often includes black, white and red geometric patterns.

Read on to learn more about the project.