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100 Architectural Sketches

100 Architectural Sketches
100 Architectural Sketches

With more digital tools available to architects than ever before, one has to ask themselves why the sketch remains one of the most valued pieces of representation in the architectural field. Renderings, three-dimensional models, and virtual reality are powerful and efficient innovations that allow architects to express their ideas and designs. However, in our fast-paced world where messages are sent across the globe in a matter of seconds, it seems that nothing compares to the hand-drawn, imperfection of a sketch.

While some sketches are chaotic scribbles developed during the design stage, others are true works of art, aimed to convince clients. Below, we compiled a list of 100 sketches made by architects from around the world to inspire you.

Sketches with Color

© Dok architects
© Dok architects
© MoonHoon
© MoonHoon
© Pezo von Ellrichshausen
© Pezo von Ellrichshausen
© Mikkel Frost
© Mikkel Frost
© Brasil Arquitetura
© Brasil Arquitetura
© Luigi Rosselli
© Luigi Rosselli
Courtesy of Foster + Partners
Courtesy of Foster + Partners
© Brasil Arquitetura
© Brasil Arquitetura
© Luigi Rosselli
© Luigi Rosselli
© Eduardo de Almeida + Shundi Iwamizu Arquitetos Associados
© Eduardo de Almeida + Shundi Iwamizu Arquitetos Associados
© Nitsche Arquitetos Associados
© Nitsche Arquitetos Associados
© Luigi Rosselli
© Luigi Rosselli
© Brasil Arquitetura
© Brasil Arquitetura
© Luigi Rosselli
© Luigi Rosselli
© Brasil Arquitetura
© Brasil Arquitetura
© Brasil Arquitetura
© Brasil Arquitetura
© Luigi Rosselli
© Luigi Rosselli
© Maximiliano Alvarez + Axel Tanner
© Maximiliano Alvarez + Axel Tanner
© Gian Carlo Gasperini + Plínio Croce e Roberto Aflalo
© Gian Carlo Gasperini + Plínio Croce e Roberto Aflalo

Diagram Sketches

© ELEMENTAL
© ELEMENTAL
© Jose Angel Ruiz Caceres
© Jose Angel Ruiz Caceres
© Renzo Piano Building Workshop
© Renzo Piano Building Workshop
© João Filgueiras Lima
© João Filgueiras Lima
© Álvaro Fernandes Andrade
© Álvaro Fernandes Andrade
© Paulo Mendes da Rocha + Metro Arquitetos
© Paulo Mendes da Rocha + Metro Arquitetos
© Estudio Arzubialde
© Estudio Arzubialde
© DSDHA
© DSDHA
© RCR arquitectes + PUIGCORBÉ arquitectes
© RCR arquitectes + PUIGCORBÉ arquitectes
© Moradavaga
© Moradavaga
© Plano Humano Arquitectos
© Plano Humano Arquitectos
© Renzo Piano Building Workshop
© Renzo Piano Building Workshop
© CEBRA
© CEBRA
© Alvaro Siza Vieira
© Alvaro Siza Vieira
© Vigliecca Associados
© Vigliecca Associados
© nendo
© nendo
© Anna Arquitetos Associados
© Anna Arquitetos Associados
© RUA Arquitetos
© RUA Arquitetos
© Norman Foster
© Norman Foster
© Francis Kéré
© Francis Kéré
© Estudio Arzubialde
© Estudio Arzubialde
© B V Doshi
© B V Doshi
© Nikken Space Design
© Nikken Space Design
© Roberto Cremascoli + Nicolò Galeazzi + Ivo Poças Martins
© Roberto Cremascoli + Nicolò Galeazzi + Ivo Poças Martins

Line Drawings

© Zaha Hadid
© Zaha Hadid
© Atelier Central Arquitectos
© Atelier Central Arquitectos
© Oscar Niemeyer
© Oscar Niemeyer
© Iñaki Abalos
© Iñaki Abalos
© Rene Gonzalez Architect
© Rene Gonzalez Architect
© Correia Ragazzi Arquitectos
© Correia Ragazzi Arquitectos
© Nicolás Campodonico
© Nicolás Campodonico
© Aedas
© Aedas
© Karim Rashid
© Karim Rashid
© Renzo Piano Building Workshop
© Renzo Piano Building Workshop
© Eduardo Souto de Moura
© Eduardo Souto de Moura
© Renzo Piano Building Workshop
© Renzo Piano Building Workshop
© B V Doshi
© B V Doshi
© Alvaro Siza Vieira
© Alvaro Siza Vieira
© Zaha Hadid
© Zaha Hadid

Artistic Sketches

© Lina Bo Bardi
© Lina Bo Bardi
© Massimiliano Fuksas
© Massimiliano Fuksas
© Steven Holl Architects
© Steven Holl Architects
© RCR Arquitectes
© RCR Arquitectes
© Fabricio Contreras Ansbergs
© Fabricio Contreras Ansbergs
© Lujac Desautel
© Lujac Desautel
© Domingo Arancibia
© Domingo Arancibia
© Asif Khan
© Asif Khan
© COR Arquitectos
© COR Arquitectos
© YKH Associates
© YKH Associates
© Sebastián Bayona Jaramillo
© Sebastián Bayona Jaramillo
© CCTN Design
© CCTN Design
© Emre Arolat Architects Tabanlioglu Architects
© Emre Arolat Architects Tabanlioglu Architects
© Filipe Xavier Oliveira
© Filipe Xavier Oliveira
© Paredes y Pedrosa
© Paredes y Pedrosa
© Jorge Eduardo Fernández
© Jorge Eduardo Fernández
© Sotero Arquitetos
© Sotero Arquitetos
© Estúdio MRGB
© Estúdio MRGB
© Brad Cloepfil
© Brad Cloepfil
© Yona Friedman
© Yona Friedman
© Jorge Eduardo Fernández
© Jorge Eduardo Fernández
© Schneider Türtscher
© Schneider Türtscher
© O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects
© O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects
© Wolfgang Buttress
© Wolfgang Buttress

Axonometric Drawings

© Guillaume Ramillien Architecture
© Guillaume Ramillien Architecture
© Eduardo de Almeida + Mindlin Loeb + Dotto Arquitetos
© Eduardo de Almeida + Mindlin Loeb + Dotto Arquitetos
© ELEMENTAL
© ELEMENTAL
© BCMF Arquitetos
© BCMF Arquitetos
© Aflalo Gasperini
© Aflalo Gasperini
© Rogelio Salmona
© Rogelio Salmona
© Fernando Simon
© Fernando Simon
© Beals and Lyon
© Beals and Lyon
© Heesoo Kwak + IDMM Architects
© Heesoo Kwak + IDMM Architects
© Henning Larsen Architects
© Henning Larsen Architects

Technical Drawings

© TAKASAKI Architects
© TAKASAKI Architects
© OAB
© OAB
© B V Doshi
© B V Doshi
© João Filgueiras Lima
© João Filgueiras Lima
© Alvaro Siza + Eduardo Souto de Moura
© Alvaro Siza + Eduardo Souto de Moura
© Christian Ochaita + Roberto Gálvez
© Christian Ochaita + Roberto Gálvez
© Lyndon Neri
© Lyndon Neri
© Daniel Moreno + Sebastián Calero
© Daniel Moreno + Sebastián Calero

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Cite: AD Editorial Team. "100 Architectural Sketches" 21 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/896643/100-architectural-sketches/> ISSN 0719-8884
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