Thursday, March 10, 2016

A look into how world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind perfects his craft


From designing the Jewish Museum in Berlin, to planning the Haeundae I Park Marina in Busan, Daniel Libeskind has left his mark across the globe through his striking architecture. But what are the inspirations behind these iconic buildings? Paul Keskeys of Architizer takes a look into how the world-renowned deconstructivist perfects his craft through emotive sketches:

"So the story goes, Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind was eating dinner in a restaurant when he sketched a design for the Royal Ontario Museum on a paper napkin. This impromptu burst of creativity culminated in the iconic Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, and the sketch in question is characteristic of Libeskind's lose, expressive style at the initial stages of a project. 
Using any medium available to him at the time, Libeskind's first design drawings are less about a building's physical form and more about the story he is aiming to tell: the poetic narrative expressed through line and shade is key to the architect's process, and it has resulted in many of his most iconic works to date."

Read How Architecture Is Born: 7 Poetic Sketches by Daniel Libeskind and the Buildings They Helped to Shape at Architizer.  

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