AIR-CHITECTURE TOWER – Intelligent Pencil


We only know this student by pen name, Intelligent Pencil, but once you look at his work you will understand why, and you won’t be able to look away.  We get a glimpse into the different exploration and research needed that builds to these works.  The project builds from a quick study of power lines creating structure, the Birk+Heilmeyer 2010 Observation Tower in Scholzberg, Czech Republic, and an inverse hyperboloid study.  The geometric forms layered create an intensified field condition leaving a rich architectural statement.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Intelligent Pencil
London South Bank University of Architecture
YEAR: 2012

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Thin, Flat, and Super-Inflatable – Diana Barash, Mary Rose Parker, Julius Taniguchi,& Rebecca Fox


Some fear that the art of drawing and design in architecture is fading, and in the professional world it certainly is, however the ability to visualize your ideas threw drawing is still held close to the chest in academic architecture.  I can’t tell how many times my professors asked where my sketch book was, or told me to get out of the computer and back to the trace.  Mark Ericson introduction to architectural drawing is in depth and imaginative view into explorative 2D and 3D architectural drawing.   The work pushes the importance of line weight, shadow control, and pulling 2 D into the 3D realm.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Diana Barash, Mary Rose Parker,
Julius Taniguchi,& Rebecca Fox
Woodbury University
PROFESSORS: Mark Ericson
COURSE:  Intro. to Architectural Drawing
YEAR: 2013

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