Carlos Diniz

Carlos Diniz, Weyerhaeuser Headquarters, 1969, DM 2045 IN SET – Drawing Matter

Carlos Diniz (1928–2001), Weyerhaeuser Headquarters, 1969. Black ink on trace, 735 × 1370 mm. © Estate of Carlos Diniz.

Building design: SOM San Francisco (Edward C.Bassett, architect)


The architect's guiding idea has been to create a building which would ‘literally tend to disappear – becoming one with the landscape’ … The dramatic architectural concept and primarily coniferous flora of the landscape were especially compatible to a crisp execution in ink line.

– Carlos Diniz


For thought on the Weyerhaeuser project by Tim Ambrahams; on another Diniz's rendering for the American Embassy in Moscow and why Better with Sun from West; for a publication on Diniz to celebrate the exhibition 'Off Location' on the US Embassy drawings with an essay by Tim Abrahams.