Author(s): Cristina Paredes
This title compiles a selection of recent and important projects in the field of public architecture and illustrates their genesis with the initial sketches. It is a fine companion to the earlier Sketch: Houses. The complex process of constructing a building goes through numerous phases and involves the work of many people. However, it begins with the architects idea. Sketches show the initial concept, the moment the architect transfers the image in her head onto paper. Slowly, through sketches, plans, renders and scale models, the project takes shape until it emerges as a building.