Writing Prize Judges 2020

... Makers Mailing List Search Drawing MatterSETSDrawings of the WeekDrawing Matter Writing Prize 2020 23 Mar 2020 Writing Prize Judges 2020 Judging Panel Emma CraigieAnthony GeraghtyTanya HarrodEdwin HeathcoteRosemary HillRuth ScurrJacques TestardOlivia Horsfall TurnerHelen ThomasEllis WoodmanThe Drawing Matter Editors: Sarah Handelman, Niall Hobhouse, Philippa Lewis, and Matthew Page Search website Search drawings

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Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten

... line show that he is confident in what he is doing. He is happy to have found a geometry that is awkward and lacks elegance. Thomas continues to work on the periphery of the plan. Circling the outer boundaries of the residence, he is disconnecting walls from openings, creating setbacks ...

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Lina Bo Bardi: Public Plaza and Museum of Art São Paolo

... The gallery building is in the background, and the terrace is inhabited by tiny figures enjoying a children’s playground filled with slides and carousels.– Helen Thomas This text is excerpted from Drawing Architecture (Phaidon, 2018) by Helen Thomas, which brings together over 250 drawings, with short narratives for each one ...

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Siza Gowan

... Gowan: Housing and the City was celebrated in an exhibition at the Architectural Association in spring 2017, and a subsequent publication in summer 2018.– Helen Thomas WE SUGGEST For the eponymous publication; on the Siza Gowan exhibition; to download iBooks of sketchbooks by James Gowan and Álvaro Siza; for a ...

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Barthélemy Enfantin

... comparison with Joseph Paxton’s blotting paper sketch made in 1850 for the Crystal Palace. Both Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Robert Stephenson were members of the building committee.– Helen Thomas WE SUGGEST On a series of military drawings, centuries earlier, for Fortifications, their geometries and drawing techniques. Search website Search drawings

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Lutjens Padmanabhan: On Michael Graves' Portland Building, c.1980

... Drawing MatterDRAWINGSAlternative Histories: Participants and Models 8 Mar 2019 Lutjens Padmanabhan: On Michael Graves' Portland Building, c.1980 Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten (*), Oliver Lütjens (*) and Thomas Padmanabhan (*), On Michael Graves Portland Building, c.1980, 2018. Model. In our office we use a thermos tea pot designed by Michael Graves in ...

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Michael Graves

... American, that Graves reinterprets – the entrance gates stand open in a protective wall made of logs that embraces a gazebo in the orchard.– Helen Thomas Michael Graves (1934–2015), Beach House, Loveday, New Jersey, 1979. Pen, ink and gouache on white trace, 682 × 682 mm. WE SUGGEST On Michael ...

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Friedensreich Hundertwasser

... Stowasser, or Friedensreich Hundertwasser as he was known, was in the midst of his protests against architectural rationalism and most especially the straight line.– Helen Thomas Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928–2000), Hauteurs de Macchu-Picchu, 1966. Mixed media. © Estate of the architect. Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928–2000), Hauteurs de Macchu-Picchu, 1966. Mixed media. © ...

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Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten

... the opening. A model makes immediately apparent the wonderful architectural paradox that cutting openings into a wall actually strengthens its surface. – Oliver Lütjens and Thomas Padmanabhan WE SUGGEST For a companion piece by Lüjtens Padmanabhan and the comparison between drawing with scalpel, glue, pencil and Tipp-Ex – and cutting ...

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A.L.T. Vaudoyer

A.L.T. Vaudoyer ← Drawings of the Week ← SETS ← Drawing Matter Home Drawings Media Events Shop About Contributors Artists & Makers Mailing List Search Drawing MatterSETSDrawings of the Week 4 May 2017 A.L.T. Vaudoyer Antoine-Laurent-Thomas Vaudoyer (1756–1846), Preliminary Study for the 'Maison d'un Cosmopolite', inscribed: ‘Maggio 1782’. Ink, pencil ...

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Hugh Ferriss

... he used his skill to envision the power and beauty, as well as the psychological impact, of the new giant order of the city.– Helen Thomas This text is excerpted from Drawing Architecture (Phaidon, 2018) by Helen Thomas, which brings together over 250 drawings, with short narratives for each one ...

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A. W. N. Pugin

... and ink on blue writing paper. In 1846 Viscount Feilding (later 8th Earl of Denbigh) married Louisa Pennant. She was the great-granddaughter of the topographer Thomas Pennant, and inherited his house, Downing Hall, in Flintshire. They decided to build a church to celebrate their marriage. The architect was Thomas Henry ...

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Behind the Lines 12

... the principal landowner, he wants to worship in a decent church with its own vicar, not a roadside chapel erected by his predecessor at Holmbush, Thomas Broadwood. By instigating and funding these improvements James Clifton-Brown reckons he will be laying down treasure in heaven – while simultaneously gaining credit with ...

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The Black Drawings of Marie-José Van Hee

... strong line and that’s the one. It comes out intuitively by drawing, by concentrating on it through drawing. That can’t happen just by thinking.’– Helen ThomasArchitecture Today Two houses in Opwijk and Zuidzande, by David Grandorge WE SUGGEST On the exhibition in which Marie Jose van Hee's sketches were included, ...

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‘I chose a distant meadow’: The House that Neutra Built

... wandered with him westwards because the California where he settled had become the new focus of German-speaking culture. Within greater Los Angeles his neighbours included: Thomas Mann, Alfred Doblin, Alma Mahler-Werfel, Bruno Walter, Theodor Adorno, Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, Rudolph Schindler and, of course, Neutra himself.But having escaped from the ...

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Next Year in Yemen

... Drawings Media Events Shop About Contributors Artists & Makers Mailing List Search Drawing MatterSETSDrawings of the Week 9 Feb 2020 Next Year in YemenThomas Padmanabhan Thomas Padmanabhan (*), Sketchbook from Yemen, Nusayr Mosque, Sanaa, 4 September 1993.. Thomas Padmanabhan (*), Sketchbook from Yemen, dusk, Bab al-Yaman, 5 September 1993.. ‘Next ...

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Drawing Architecture

... the molecule the Fullerene, since the dynamic geometry of the geodesic dome had led them towards the icosahedral symmetry of the ball-shaped cage molecule.– Helen Thomas This text is excerpted from Drawing Architecture (Phaidon, 2018) by Helen Thomas, which brings together over 250 drawings, with short narratives for each one ...

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Behind the Lines 11

... stop raining and being away from home.The realisation was dawning on him that his had become a competitive trade. The Shepherd Brothers were busy, particularly Thomas, who was flawless and fast; irritatingly good at extensive street views as well a peopling them with figures. And he was always tripping over ...

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San Rocco

... but exclusive iconography of architectural objects comparable to that of the Warburg Library, but selected with a suspicion of symbolic and conceptual narrative. – Helen Thomas WE SUGGEST On another contemporary drawing by Toyo Ito, using coloured lines; on John Hejduk's Diamond House, which used a similar type of projection; ...

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Architectural Ethnography: Japan Pavilion

... to interpretation through personal association rather than curatorial commentary. A special magnifying wheel provides a map of the drawings with title, date and author.– Helen Thomas For the catalogue by Kaijima, Stalder, Iseki, Architectural Ethnography please order it here. WE SUGGEST On other installations on drawing in the Venice Architecture ...

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Six Architects on their Dream Desks

... on their Dream Desks Drawing Matter recently acquired this design for a table, below. Although the work’s last sale in 1972 attributed the drawing to Thomas Chippendale, we are (perhaps wishfully) hoping that it might be an architect’s own design for desk.The sheet set off a flurry of chatter about ...

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Surface-oriented

... by virtue of their orientation towards or away from the other spaces we inhabit. Anon. (English) (*), Design for an architect’s table (previously attributed to Thomas Chippendale), c. 1720 – 1780. Pen and ink on laid paper, 184 × 197 mm. But what if they aren’t up to the job? ...

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A Civic Utopia: Ratio

A Civic Utopia: Ratio ← A Civic Utopia, 1765–1837 ← DRAWINGS ← Drawing Matter Home Drawings Media Events Shop About Contributors Artists & Makers Mailing List Search Drawing MatterDRAWINGSA Civic Utopia, 1765–1837 11 Apr 2017 A Civic Utopia: Ratio Ratio shows how buildings reflect the Enlightenment’s confidence in reason, measure ...

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Peter Wilson: A Public Convenience Remembered

Peter Wilson: A Public Convenience Remembered ← Drawings of the Week ← SETS ← Drawing Matter Home Drawings Media Events Shop About Contributors Artists & Makers Mailing List Search Drawing MatterSETSDrawings of the Week 18 Nov 2016 Peter Wilson: A Public Convenience Remembered Peter Wilson (*1950), Drawings for 'Public Convenience', ...

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