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Sergei Tchoban on the Importance of Drawing and Details in Architecture

Sergei Tchoban on the Importance of Drawing and Details in Architecture

Berlin Art Link recently sat down with Russian-born, German architect Sergei Tchoban. In the interview above, he discusses his career, including working on the design for the Vostok Tower, Europe’s tallest skyscraper, and the recent opening of the Tchoban Foundation Museum for Architectural Drawing. This building houses his extensive personal works, as well as exhibitions by other artists. “What is very important for me is the quality of all details, so you create a building from outline, from the silhouette, to the door lever. This building brings out a lot of our and my personal ideas about architecture and about details in architecture,” Tchoban said regarding his design for the Museum for Architectural Drawing. The exterior of the building expresses Tchoban’s devotion to draftsmanship-- the facade of the building is etched with a graphic pattern based on sketches from artists Angelo Toseli and Pietro di Gottardo Gonzaga. “I’m very active in drawings, as a draftsman myself. Drawing is a result of our thinking process and our thinking process is not only a thinking process with the head, with the mind, but also the process where you think with the whole body.”

Sergei Tchoban on the Importance of Drawing and Details in Architecture, Conceptual Sketch of the Tchoban Foundation. Image © Sergei Tchoban
Conceptual Sketch of the Tchoban Foundation. Image © Sergei Tchoban
The Museum's Facade. Image © Roland Halbe
The Museum's Facade. Image © Roland Halbe
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Cite: Connor Walker. "Sergei Tchoban on the Importance of Drawing and Details in Architecture" 20 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/589222/sergei-tchoban-on-the-importance-of-drawing-and-details-in-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
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