architectural studies: graphite reprised

At the Bar (2001)
One of my favorite applications for graphite architectural sketches is to capture woodworking details: columns, counters and cabinetry, door and window moldings, trussed ceilings.  Whether it’s to develop a concept or to show assembly details, it provides a unique perspective of what most people perceive as everyday.  Come on.  Seriously.  How often do you find someone lying on the floor looking up, simply to study the designs in the ceiling…?  For one of our first assignments in detailing, we actually went into a well-known restaurant to study their molding details and sketch them…then attempted to create construction drawings based on our sketches.  It was probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.  I will state for the record, that according to the original designer who reviewed our work, few of us came anywhere close.  Kudos to the guys and gals who specialize in those details for a living.  You’re amazing!

 

Reception, Trussed (2001)
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