Can Lis is the Majorcan home of Danish architect Jørn Utzon (who designed a little something called the Sydney Opera House, amongst other things). it was built in 1972 using traditional Majorcan building methods & local materials, and was designed to embrace the day-to-day life of his family. recently renovated…
just had to share these because they made my jaw drop. gérard michel is a belgian architect and his flickr stream has thousands of sketches that are all drawn on site. they are very impressive and beautiful, but what really amazed me are the panoramics. when i first saw them i thought, no way, these HAD to be done from a photograph. nu uh. he says,
my perspectives are built on site. my pencil is my only tool to take measurements : i count how many “pencils” are necessary to measure 90 degrees, and then i have a standard to build my drawing.
click on the pictures for the bigger versions!