“Drawing: The motive force of Architecture” by Peter Cook

February 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

This week we’ll present some architectural drawings. An inspiring book to look at ‘Drawing : the motive force of Architecture’ by Peter Cook. With essays on drawing and motive, strategy, vision, image, composition, expression and atmosphere, technics, surface, beyond drawing and reality. Packed full with drawings of all sorts.


RIBA president’s medals

January 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

I hope some of you managed to see the exhibition of the president’s medals at the RIBA. I have just realised that today was the last day. For those who missed it, the winning projects can be seen here:
examples of models:
Silverton Ship breaking yard:

Omani institute of botanical medecine:

and a lot more. Previous years also archived there:


el croquis journals

January 28, 2011 § Leave a comment


the president’s medals student awards 2010

December 11, 2010 § Leave a comment

take a look at some of the students projects on

November 22, 2010 § Leave a comment

Below is a non-exhaustive list of references, click on references in bold for more info

Gregor Schneider “Totes Haus u r Venedig 2001”

Kurt Schwitters– MerzBau

Diller and Scofidio – The Slow House 1991
Frank Gehry – Santa Monica House

Frank Gehry – Venice Beach House, House for a Surfer

UN Studio – The Mobius House

Rem Koolhaas – Maison à Bordeaux

Aldo Rossi – Monument to the Partisans
Aldo Rossi – Theatro Del Mondo

Sir John Soane – The Soane Museum
Andrea Zittel  – A-Z Homestead Units

Mike Webb – Cushicle & Suitaloon

R&Sie – I’m lost in Paris

R&Sie – the invisible house

Lang and Baumann – Everland
Adalberto Libera – Casa Malaparte
Paul Nelson – Suspended house

Terunobu Fujimori – Takasugi-an (tea house too high)

Mesarchitecture – Didier Faustino – Sky is the limit

Mesarchitecture – Didier Faustino – H-Box

Pierre Chareau – La Maison de Verre

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