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Wrriten by: Redacción Sordo Madaleno | June 1, 2017

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Over the years, technological development in our profession has provided us with fantastic tools for producing architectural representations. Examples that are now basic in any studio, such as renders and virtual tours, have enabled new ways of seeing and understanding architecture. However, freehand drafting, sketches and perspective drawings will always be a precedent for good practice and knowledge of architecture, as  Natascha Meuser points out in her book Construction and Design Manual: Architecture Drawings.

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We want to lay new emphasis on this visual aspect, and for some time we have been engaged in identifying and compiling the work of Juan Sordo Madaleno (1916-1985), a task that has led us to discover superb examples of his extraordinary architectural expression in this archive.

The perspective drawings of the buildings presented here are samples of the work by Juan Sordo Madaleno qualified by the U.S. critic Myers, author of Mexico’s Modern Architecture, as “a rare understanding of spatial relationships” and a particular “sensitivity to color and materials”.

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Which is your favorite?

Reference: Natascha Meuser. “10 Essential Freehand Drawing Exercises for Architects” Mar 22, 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Mar 2017. http://www.archdaily.com/801871/10-essential-freehand-drawing-exercises-for-architects/

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