This has resulted in various styles of architecture throughout history. At its best, a single work can encapsulate the ideology of a designer. Architects are natural storytellers – it’s a process that is inherently built into our creative process and when used properly, it’s one of the very best tools in our tool bag. Register for the One Drawing Challenge today. Before you grab your camera bag and walk out of the door,... 2. Part of the reason architects are such good storytellers is that they frequently develop a narrative to help guide them through the design process. Scheeren proposes a different purpose - that form should follow fiction; thinking of architecture and buildings as a space of stories - stories of the people that live there, of the people that work in these buildings. They show the significance of architecture’s ability to tell a story as well as the ability of a people’s reality to be a driving force in the creation of historic buildings. Every good architectural drawing has a story. Successful buildings do all … He asks: Can architecture be about collaboration and storytelling instead of the isolation and hierarchy of a typical skyscraper? Images that juxtapose different but related buildings or themes can be very... 3. The richness of the object is its contents. Just as the adage goes, you can't judge the object (book) by its exterior (cover). How to Tell Stories with Architecture Photography 1. Plan to shoot a series. Architects have long sought to communicate their craft through their building imagery. Visit five of Scheeren's buildings — from a twisted tower in China to a floating cinema in the ocean in Thailand — and learn the stories behind them. Whether the building is a new home, an apartment building, or just the fit up of a commercial space, we tell a story about the client, the function of the space or the community it sits in. The story can be as simple as a metaphor or as complex as a novel. With each concept, design and building, architects tell a story.

Facing incursions, our ancestors found themselves coming together to build fortifications, while on the other hand, conquerors set up parliament buildings and churches to mimic what they knew back in Europe. Look for contrast. From simple linework to complex colors, vectors and forms, a drawing is a visual record of how we think. Do some research.