Hand-drawn sketches play a central role in our work. Particularly in this era of sheer infinite digital capabilities, they enable a different, more haptic approach to an architectural idea.
With a few pencil strokes, we follow our idea – tentatively and questingly on the patient sheet of paper, trying to capture it, explore and comprehend it, and then perhaps reject it, reflect critically on it, or pursue it further.
Ideally, the hand-drawn sketches bring an architectural idea to the point. Sketches are important steps in the design process and they are like rings being tied ever tighter and tighter around the still blurred, future building. Their relevance cannot be valued highly enough.
Besides, sketching is feasible at any hour and in any location – and the best ideas usually come to you, as you know, when you don't expect them at all: in a meeting, while travelling, dozing off or preparing food.