Teorema 011: Sketch page for the Baths of Agippa, and Hadrian’s Villa, Tivoli, Andrea Palladio

Andrea Palladio’s villas of the Veneto were based on harmonic proportions, symmetry, and theimages of classical temple fronts. This antique monumentalism was influenced by his visits to Rome and by the work of Giulio Romano around the environs of Vincenza. In developing his architecture, he adapted the use of proportional ground plans and utilized a … Seguir leyendo

Teorema 010: Process sketch, Galician Center for Contemporary Art, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Alvaro Siza.

Teorema 010: Process sketch, Galician Center for Contemporary Art, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Alvaro Siza. This sketch for the Centro Galego Arte Contemporanea (CGAC – Galician Centre for Contemporary Art) reflects Siza’s concern for the exterior massing and façade articulation of this building. He writes that the project represents a study of volumes, materials and … Seguir leyendo

Teorema 009: Drawing of an early concept of Arcosanti, April 1971, Paolo Soleri.

Teorema 009: Drawing of an early concept of Arcosanti, April 1971, Paolo Soleri sketchbook #7, page 333, Arcosanti Foundation, Mayer, Arizona, Paolo Soleri. An urban planning theoretician and visionary architect, Paolo Soleri is best known for his work on the Arcosanti, the prototype futurist city being constructed in Arizona. Based on the concept of ‘Arcology,’ … Seguir leyendo

Teorema 008: Centro Direzionale, Florence, 1977, 29.7 _ 21cm, (detail) Blue ballpoint pen and black felt tip marker on glossy white paper, Aldo Rossi.

Teorema 008: Centro Direzionale, Florence, 1977, 29.7 _ 21cm, (detail) Blue ballpoint pen and black felt tip marker on glossy white paper, Aldo Rossi. Aldo Rossi left a tremendous amount of thought-provoking sketches representing his design process. These playful sketches were part of intense research and also served as a method to facilitate his imagination … Seguir leyendo

Teorema 007: Cenotaph, in the shape of a pyramid, 1780–1790, 39 _ 61.3cm, Ink and wash, Etienne-Louis Boullée

Teorema 007: Cenotaph, in the shape of a pyramid, 1780–1790, 39 _ 61.3cm, Ink and wash, Etienne-Louis Boullée With a similar penchant for drawing illusion as Piranesi, Etienne-Louis Boullée built little but as an educator, theoretician and illustrator, he was a dominant figure in neoclassical visionary/revolutionary architecture. Boullée’s father was the Parisian architect, Louis-Claude Boullée, … Seguir leyendo

Teorema 006: Section sketch, UCSF Mission Bay Campus Community Center, San Francisco, California, by Ricardo Legorreta, late 90’s

Teorema 006: Section sketch, UCSF Mission Bay Campus Community Center, San Francisco, California, by Ricardo Legorreta, late 90’s This concise image is a sketch for the University of California, San Francisco Mission Bay Campus Community Center. The building was created to bring the campus community together with a gymnasium, swimming pools, food services, auditorium, and … Seguir leyendo

Teorema 005: Preliminary design sketch, Church of the Light, by Tadao Ando, 1987

Teorema 005: Preliminary design sketch, Church of the Light, by Tadao Ando, 1987 This image displays preliminary sketches for the Church of the Light in Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan. It was designed in 1987–1988, and underwent construction during 1988 –1989. It consists of a rectangular volume sliced through at a fifteen-degree angle by a completely freestanding … Seguir leyendo

Teorema 004: Preliminary sketch, Vitra Fire Station, by Zaha Hadid, 1991

Teorema 004: Preliminary sketch, Vitra Fire Station, by Zaha Hadid, 1991 Zaha Hadid continually stretches the boundaries of architecture and urban design. Dividing her concentration between practice, teaching, and research, her work experiments with new spatial concepts intensifying existing urban landscapes in the pursuit of a visionary aesthetic that encompasses all fields of design. The … Seguir leyendo

Teorema 003: Sketch page for the Baths of Agippa, and Hadrian’s Villa, Tivoli, by Andrea Palladio

Teorema 003: Sketch page for the Baths of Agippa, and Hadrian’s Villa, Tivoli, by Andrea Palladio   Palladio was born in Padua, near Venice, in 1508, as Andrea di Pietro dalla Gondola. His early exposure to architecture came both as a stonemason and a craftsman of ornamentation, working in the studio of Giovanni di Giacomo … Seguir leyendo

Teorema 002: Exploration Place Sketch, Moshe Safdie, around 1995

Teorema 002: Exploration Place Sketch, Moshe Safdie, around 1995 This sketch represents an early conceptual design for the Exploration Place Science Center and Children’s Museum in Wichita, Kansas. The project is a one hundred square foot building of galleries, theaters, and exhibit space. It is located in downtown Wichita where the Arkansas and Little Arkansas … Seguir leyendo