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Check Out These Awesome Back-of-the-Napkin Sketches by Ingels, Hadid and Other Famed Architects

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At a fundraising event last week that raised scholarship money for architecture students, the NewSchool of Architecture & Design and the San Diego American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) held an auction of back-of-the-napkin doodles donated by famous architects. Considered a fertile ground for off-the-cuff creativity—we'll assume they all came from, say, a restaurant—the napkin doodle has a proud tradition in design fields, and these examples don't disappoint. From Bjarke Ingels's early draft of the forthcoming Googleplex to the sinuous curves of a Zaha Hadid tower, these sketches present an entertaining look inside an an architect's thought process.


ArchDaily has more sketches.

17 Napkin Sketches by Famous Architects [ArchDaily]
Google Enlists Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick to Create a 'Series of Canopylike Buildings' for New HQ [Curbed]
Zaha Hadid Collabs on Her First Otherworldly Airport Terminal [Curbed]