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10 Drawings That Changed Architecture

Have you got awesome architectural drawings to share? If so, we want to hear from you: Register for the One Drawing Challenge for a chance to win $2,500! The hundreds of Sant’Elia’s surviving drawings depict various vistas of a highly mechanized and industrialized city, with skyscrapers and multilevel traffic circulation. The Manhattan Transcripts differ from most architectural drawings insofar as they are neither real projects nor mere fantasies. These types of images illustrated that architectural drawings could move beyond the representation of three dimensions to incorporate a fourth – time. Architectural Geomagnetic Flying Machines was one of many drawings that represent a body of work exploring new definitions for architecture. His work continues to influence the contemporary drawings and designs of many architects around the world. Not unlike the futuristic drawings of Lebbeus Woods, their work draws upon a variety of architectural, literary and visual sources, from classical mythology to science fiction.

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