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Action sketches of MIT Stata Center

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More ‘action sketches’ of Gehry buildings from last summer, to go with my (much) earlier set of Guggenheim Bilbao sketches, again inspired by Rodcorp’s post about ‘how simply and recognisably can we draw buildings’. These are purposefully rapid scribbles, perhaps to be seen alongside the camera shots and verbal scribbles of my review of Gehry’s Stata center for MIT. I’m calling them ‘action sketches’, thinking of somewhere between action painting and automatic writing perhaps, but with a far more literal, mundane desire to capture the essence of a building at first glance, or first sketch, sometimes even on the move e.g. these in Amsterdam

MIT Stata Center
MIT Stata Center
MIT Stata Center


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