Architect: Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten

Alternative Histories: Lütjens Padmanabhan On Michael Graves

Alternative Histories: Lütjens Padmanabhan On Michael Graves

In our office we use a thermos tea pot designed by Michael Graves in 1994. The pot is a joyful, exuberant object made of greenish, bluish plastic. Because of its clunkiness, it remains visible in the midst of our office chaos; it has a presence in friendly dialogue with the models… Read More

Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten

Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten

By Oliver Lütjens and Thomas Padmanabhan

There is an uncanny gap between the cold precision of a computer drawing and the confusing uncertainty of the design process. We try to bridge that gap with a collaborative method that includes a lot of discussions and the use of computer-prints, scalpel, glue, pencil and Tipp-Ex.  The drawing above… Read More

Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten

Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten

By Oliver Lütjens and Thomas Padmanabhan

Hard lead pencils are unforgiving and require concentration, precision and humility when drawing with them. By using a hard lead the painterly effect associated with soft pencil sketches is avoided, with their tolerance to imprecision and visual sloppiness. Sketching with a hard lead requires focus. The joy of drawing a… Read More