Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tracing Frenzy





















I don't often put real work up on here, for a number of reasons. However, I thought it might be nice to post a few sketches that I contributed to this weekend's Aedas 'Design Summit', where we did a project a day for 3 days with a mix of students and staff from my company. This felt a bit like a year of University compressed into a long weekend...

Anyone who follows the Dezeen / ArchDaily feeding frenzy that is the comments section at the base of any 'mega brief' China project will know that it is much easier to criticize than to create. Especially when the brief calls for many hundred thousands of square meters and the design period is as compressed as the areas are expanded. One of the professors who came to visit joked how there is a quote on how 'Architecture is impossible above 11 stories'- this could also apply to plot ratios... Still, these challenges also present opportunities, and whilst it's unlikely any of the above will ever get built, it's always fun to throw some ideas down on the table as a group and see what comes out the other end.