I had a spare moment today, so i did this after a picture in a book. It’s an extension of an old cabin from the 1700’s by Swiss architect Peter Zumpthor – it’s situated somewhere in the mountains.
It just looks so peaceful and clean. Can you paint a woman in there so I can pretend it’s me? lol Beautiful
By the way, do architects still include watercolours in their presentations for clients or is everything computerised?
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It’s getting more and more rare. But there is no doubt that an analogue sketch has qualities that are impossible to mimick with computer-renderings. There’s also the aspect of communication with the client. A computerised version signalises something that’s “finished” and unchangeable. It’s got it’s clear form, straight lines, materials, light and shadows, whereas a sketch signalises oppourtunity. This is something that seems to be in progress. Ironically, you often see architects print out their computer-renderings, and trace a more messy hand-sketch from them – just in order to send the right signals to the client.. In my mind it’s sad that architecture gets reduced to something like that, but it’s a business as so much else. I’ve sometimes seen watercolur used in the conceptual beginning phases – but never in the finished product..
That’s very interesting. I never thought of a printed version coming across as “finished”, but the atmosphere of a hand-made sketch certainly carries a live energy that enhances imagination in the viewer.
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