Harmonia 57 Triptyque Architecture
"This studio is built in the heart of an artists’ neighborhood in São Paulo. Located in a flood zone, its construction offered several challenges. The building is designed as a manufactured object, a living body in constant change; it breathes, sweats, ages and regenerates. The water is the main element of this project: rain and ground water are treated and reused through a complex system whose low tech elements such as the pipes, pumps, automatic irrigation, etc., are highlighted, forming a sort of protective shell around the building. The heart of the project is thus exposed on its façade. The building appears to have been designed inside out. By contrast, the interior is sleek and minimalist.”
The first part of a collection of illustrations by Chiara Bautista. These were found on her Facebook page and they did not appear to have an order. This is the order that I think the images were intended to go in.
The second and final collection of illustrations in the story.
Arhitectural Hand Drawings by Rafael Araujo
When it comes to architectural drawings, computer-aided design software is being used and due to this, hand-drawn art seems to begin to lose. The venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo show us that no matter how impressive the technology, nothing can match the expressiveness of hand-drawings.
His series of architectural style drawings entitled ‘Calculation’ are done with pencil and pen and seem to try to give an answer to the question “Is the Universe actually made of math?”. Araujo creates complex fields of three dimensional space where he renders the motion and mathematical brilliance of nature with a pencil, ruler and protractor. The trajectories of a butterfly fly or the logarithmic spirals of shells are beautifully illustrated by Araujo, who`s remarkable skills seem to resurrect the art of hand-drawing.
Araujo`s illustrations appear to be drawn from Da Vinci’s sketchbooks, showing us that our reality isn`t just described by mathematics, it is mathematics.