moleskine: architecture book series
original content
mar 02, 2012
moleskine: architecture book series


‘architecture book series’ by moleskine

 

________________________________________________________________________________________



designboom rating:  

________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

known for its notebooks, moleskine decided to investigate the relationship between four architects and their drawings and handwritten notes. 
still in the form of a journal, the books trace the designers’ creative process from the initial blank page  onwards through the steps involved
in the realization of various projects.

 

currently the notebooks of zaha hadid, bolles+wilson, giancarlo de carlo and alberto kalach are available, but those of cino zucchi
and wiel arets will be added to the collection during spring 2012. to complete each volume, each book opens with an interview
with the architect in which they describe his or her personal relationship with blank paper, digital media, and the elements
that most influence his/her work. 

 

 


sketches of alberto kalach 

 

mexican architect alberto kalach‘s loose sketches and ink drawings show his fluid sense of visual exploration. also an author, 
he deals with the emerging problems of central and south america and has been behind the 5000-dollar minimal houses and 
the mexico city public library. 

 

 


detail of sketches 

 


notebook of bolles + wilson

 

the german architectural firm bolles+wilson is among the most active in contemporary architecture. pages taken directly from 
peter wilson’s personal notebook show a sequence of places reinterpreted and developed into new forms. the book looks at the process
of designing the suzuki house in tokyo ad the luxor theatre in rotterdam amongst other structures. 

 

 


detail of sketches 

 

 


notebook of giancarlo de carlo 

 

a collection of drawings from his archives portray giancarlo de carlo’s humor and character. through his collection of records,
pages from personal notebooks and napkins with sketches, offer a sense of his capacity to interpret space. 

 

 


detail of notes and sketches 

 


notebook of zaha hadid 


the MAXXI in rome, the fire station in vitra and the rosenthal center for the contemporary art in cincinnati are some of the works 
explored in the notebook of anglo-iraqi architect zaha hadid. her hand renderings surpass a quick visual ideation, and can easily
be considered artwork in themselves.

_________________________________________________________________________________________

 

designboom ratings:

……………………. interesting
………………. good read, worth a look
…………. very good
……. excellent, recommended
. must have


_________________________________________________________________________________________

 

comments policy
LOG IN VIA
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

product library