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Design Process through Sketching, drawings by Andrew Muffitt, #Architect, OAA, BES, BArch, LEED AP, Partner @kohnarchitects. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “While digital modeling is an invaluable and convenient visualization tool used to increase efficiency in the design process, it is the hand sketch that still best conveys the intent of a design and allows for the nuances of a space to emerge." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This post is part of our summer 2018 blOAAg series, Summer Sketches: Capturing the Essence of Architectural Ideas. Every week during the month of September we will be posting new blOAAg stories. You can view all posts on the #blOAAg (link in profile). #ArchitectureLovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatters #blOAAg #summersketches #architecturesketches #sketches #architecture #ontario #OAA

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A Wonderful Way to Dream, sketches and text by Rick Galezowski, #Architect, OAA, MRAIC. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Sketching can be a wonderful way to dream and play at the very outset of a project, before anything has yet been pulled from the air. I enjoy watercolour paint as a medium because of its inherent luminous qualities. Sketching with watercolour allows one to enter into an intuitively constructed world of unconstrained relationships and pure atmosphere. This particular sketch attempts to conjure ideas about light, enclosure, and threshold, within a wilderness setting, for a rustic shelter in northern Ontario. Vague formal qualities begin to emerge, alongside key relationships with the landscape beyond. The various components all share the same space, held together in a kind of dance – still very loose and vaguely defined. These kinds of sketches can be a very helpful part of my design process. They draw out essential thematic ideas, before any first attempt at the logical arrangement of space. Quite often, much of what is discovered will find its way into the final product, in one way or another." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This post is part of our summer 2018 blOAAg series, Summer Sketches: Capturing the Essence of Architectural Ideas. Every week during the month of September we will be posting new blOAAg stories. You can view all posts on the #blOAAg (link in profile). #ArchitectureLovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatters #blOAAg #summersketches #architecturesketches #sketches #architecture #ontario #OAA

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The Spark is Always in the First Sketch! Drawings and text by Issam (Sam) A. Shukor, #Architect, OAA, AIBC, AAA. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Good sketching is not scribbling. Good sketching is the ability of the hand to manifest a very mysterious thing we hold dear to our hearts (as architects) called “the concept”. The architectural concept is abstract in nature. It is the most challenging thing that any architect could face. The concept only resides in the mind. The hand-sketch then becomes a manifestation of the concept. The first manifestation however is always the most genuine. There is a “spirit” in that first sketch that I always find challenging to maintain." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This post is part of our summer 2018 blOAAg series, Summer Sketches: Capturing the Essence of Architectural Ideas. Every week during the month of September we will be posting new blOAAg stories. You can view all posts on the #blOAAg (link in profile). #ArchitectureLovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatters #blOAAg #summersketches #architecturesketches #sketches #architecture #ontario #OAA

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Much Richer than Photographs, drawings and text by Douglas Lawrence, #Architect, OAA @dsl_design_ @doug_law ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Most of my work here is separate from my architectural projects, yet there is no question that the two are still very much related even if not always in obvious ways. I spend so much of my time on the computer that I find it necessary to break away and get back to the artistic basics of just a pen and a sketchbook. When traveling, there is such a multitude of new visual experiences that I always try to find some part of the day to sit and focus on just one particular view. So many things come into play when you first study a scene; the composition, lighting, perspective, detail and most importantly how to capture the character of the space. I am also very hesitant to take drawings out of my sketchbooks. Left intact, they document my life in a way that is so much richer than photographs, chronologically illustrating my travels, my interests and even the evolution and changing of my style over time." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This post is part of our summer 2018 blOAAg series, Summer Sketches: Capturing the Essence of Architectural Ideas. Every week during the month of September we will be posting new blOAAg stories. You can view all posts on the #blOAAg (link in profile). #ArchitectureLovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatters #blOAAg #summersketches #architecturesketches #sketches #architecture #ontario #OAA

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Study Sketches, drawings and text by Joseph Hung, Architect, OAA. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The following images are a series of study sketches done for a condo development and a mall redevelopment. They reflect the importance of sketching as part of the design process, where quick iterative hand sketches help to get ideas and concepts flowing. Typically, when faced with a new design challenge, I begin with a sketch plan to come up with a general direction for the project. From here I quickly dive into a 3D mode to visualize the concept and further explore opportunities, as well as to flush out key issues. Once I have confirmed the viability of a concept I will share the sketches with my team and client group for discussion and buy-in. Hand sketching gets the design process moving quickly and efficiently before we invest digital time into a project." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This post is part of our summer 2018 blOAAg series, Summer Sketches: Capturing the Essence of Architectural Ideas. Every week during the month of September we will be posting new blOAAg stories. You can view all posts on the #blOAAg (link in profile). #ArchitectureLovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatters #blOAAg #summersketches #architecturesketches #sketches #architecture #ontario #OAA

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Ink and Inspiration, drawings by Peter Turner, Architect, OAA, AANB, AAPEI, NSAA, AAA, AIBC, FRAIC, LEED AP, RPP, OPPI. Founding partner @turnerfleischer Architects Inc. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “We live in a world where everything is digital, however, sketching can still be an important part of the architectural design process. The fact that drawing is directly correlated to creative thought, allows ink and inspiration to develop into something more. Exploring the depth of an idea with pen and paper offers the opportunity to delve into free-flowing ideas and solutions to a design problem." (text by Florian Caffier, Communications & Marketing, Turner Fleischer architects Inc.) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This post is part of our summer 2018 blOAAg series, Summer Sketches: Capturing the Essence of Architectural Ideas. Every week during the month of September we will be posting new blOAAg stories. You can view all posts on the #blOAAg (link in profile). #ArchitectureLovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatters #blOAAg #summersketches #architecturesketches #sketches #architecture #ontario #OAA

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The Line I Draw, sketches and text by @paul_backewich, Architect, OAA,@wzmharchitects ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "I have learned that the value of sketching in architecture is a tool to communicate ideas to the client, whether they be individuals or large corporations. One form of communication that we can all relate to are stories, so I think of how my sketches will add to the value and clarity of the story." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This post is part of our summer 2018 blOAAg series, Summer Sketches: Capturing the Essence of Architectural Ideas. Every week during the month of September we will be posting new blOAAg stories. You can view all posts on the #blOAAg (link in profile). #ArchitectureLovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatters #blOAAg #summersketches #architecturesketches #sketches #architecture #ontario #OAA

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A Walk Along Chicago's Riverfront, sketches and text by Lawrence Kavanagh, Architect, OAA ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The following collection of sketches were executed during a recent trip to Chicago in June and illustrate a walk along the revitalized city riverfront, each bridge forming the initial point of interest but in a city context. I rarely take photos when I travel anymore (only if time is too short). I much prefer to take some time to sketch a scene that strikes me as a fine composition or a compelling view." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This post is part of our summer 2018 blOAAg series, Summer Sketches: Capturing the Essence of Architectural Ideas. Every week during the month of September we will be posting new blOAAg stories. You can view all posts on the #blOAAg (link in profile). #ArchitectureLovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatters #blOAAg #summersketches #architecturesketches #sketches #architecture #ontario #OAA

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A Train Ride through Rajasthan, drawings and text by Andrew Lockhart, Architect, OAA ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Sketching as a means of recording a place is a meaningful way to engage in foreign surroundings. Part of a series of drawings done while taking the train through Rajasthan, India, these sketches mark memorable events on many of our stops. The time required stretches out these moments creating openings for unique occurrences and spontaneous interactions. As an architect, setting aside time to observe and reflect on the spaces we engage with is an important aspect of visiting somewhere new." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This post is part of our summer 2018 blOAAg series, Summer Sketches: Capturing the Essence of Architectural Ideas. Every week during the month of September we will be posting new blOAAg stories. You can view all posts on the #blOAAg (link in profile). #ArchitectureLovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatters #blOAAg #summersketches #architecturesketches #sketches #architecture #ontario #OAA

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Concept and Expression, drawings and text by Howard Rideout, B.Arch., B.E.S., OAA, ASAI ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I have been running my own architectural practice for eighteen years now and it has grown into a design firm with several international clients. Hand drawings are integral to my design practice as my firm is often tasked to envision the master plan of a large site. In these exercises I use my hand drawing skills to describe ideas in drawing form as they are articulated by clients. This immediacy, between concept and expression, is often what intrigues my clients the most." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ This post is part of our summer 2018 blOAAg series, Summer Sketches: Capturing the Essence of Architectural Ideas. Every week during the month of September we will be posting new blOAAg stories. You can view all posts on the #blOAAg (link in profile). #ArchitectureLovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatters #blOAAg #summersketches #architecturesketches #sketches #architecture #ontario #OAA

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ARtProject, drawings and text by Deborah Levine Farrow, Architect, OAA, FRAIC ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “In January 2016 I began my ARtProject. The project began as a challenge to myself to draw, paint, or sketch a few times a week. No longer tied to an architectural practice, or drawing for work I wanted to return to pencil in hand to capture my observations. The ARtProject objective: practice, not to be perfect. The sketches included here are not of projects that I have been involved with professionally, rather they are reflections of the built environment as experienced; a collection of my travel journals and entries." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ This post is part of our summer 2018 blOAAg series, Summer Sketches: Capturing the Essence of Architectural Ideas. Every week during the month of September we will be posting new blOAAg stories. You can view all posts on the #blOAAg (link in profile). #ArchitectureLovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatters #blOAAg #summersketches #architecturesketches #sketches #architecture #ontario #OAA

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Pockets Hotel, sketches and text by Xiao Wen Xu (@xiaowen.xwx), Intern Architect, @_archalliance_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “These sketches were made in 2010 during my undergraduate studies at the University of Waterloo. I chose these views to narrate the experience of the hotel from approaching the hotel, beneath the hotel, in the courtyard, within the hotel, and on the rooftop." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ This post is part of our summer 2018 blOAAg series, Summer Sketches: Capturing the Essence of Architectural Ideas. Every week during the month of September we will be posting new blOAAg stories. You can view all posts on the #blOAAg (link in profile). #ArchitectureLovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatters #blOAAg #summersketches #architecturesketches #sketches #architecture #ontario

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The 2018 #OAAawards Book is available now! Swing by the #OAA head office to take home a beautiful soft cover copy version, or check it out on our website! Link in our bio. . . . . . #ArchitectureLovers #Archdaily #ArchitectureMatters #architecture #design #architecturedesign #architecture_hunter #architecturephotography #architects #ontario

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Want to win a copy of the 2018 Awards book? This year’s finalists for the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Design Excellence Awards will be collected in a stunning soft cover book. If you want to win your own copy, take part in our new social media contest! Take your own photo of any of the 10 winners (Visit our website - link in bio.), and share it over Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag  #OAAawards and tag @oaarchitects. Three winners (open to Ontario residents only) will be selected by random draw to receive copies of our 2017 and 2018 Awards books! Contest closes on April 25, 2018. ______________________________________________________ 2018 People's Choice - Vote for your favourite project! The People's Choice Award allows you to review the Design Excellence winning projects for 2018 and choose your favourite. Visit The People's Choice Award (link in the bio). Once you've placed your vote, please forward the link to someone you know and encourage them to take part. Voting will be open until April 25, 2018. Join in on the discussion about the remarkable projects being designed in the province today! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter  #OAAawards. #DesignExcellence #ArchitectureLovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatter #architecture #design #architecturedesign #architecture_hunter #architecturephotography #Ottawa #Toronto #Chile #vineland #Ancaster #Princeton #NorthYork #Saskatoon #Ontario #Sudbury #Vancouver

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Meet the #OAAawards 2018 #DesignExcellence finalists! Today's featured finalist is the Wellington Building Rehabilitation by NORR Architects and Engineers Limited @norr_aep and EVOQ Architecture Inc. (formerly FGMDA) (Heritage Conservation Architect). This 1927 Beaux Art landmark, with its 1959 addition, has been transformed to become a facility for the House of Commons for the next 25 years as renovations on Parliament Hill are underway. This will be the only office many parliamentarians will have during their tenure. The design response is to provide a facility that in no way appears temporary, but extends the spatial character and enduring materials of stone and copper of the original building with an ordered, dignified composition for its status. Photo Credit: doublespace photography @2spacephoto. Every day during the month of March we will be posting a new finalist. You can view all posts on the #blOAAg (link in profile). #ArchitectureLovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatter #architecture #design #architecturedesign #architecture_hunter #architecturephotography #Ottawa #Ontario #WellingtonBuilding #livingwall

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Meet the #OAAawards 2018 #DesignExcellence finalists! Today's featured finalist is UBC Aquatics Centre by MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd. @mjma.ca and Acton Ostry Architects Inc. @actonostry. The iconic new Aquatic Centre is a fulfilment of the University of British Columbia’s (UBC’s) @universityofbc commitment to its students, elite athletes and community at large. The project creates a new pedestrian precinct, connecting existing athletic venues and a new outdoor field. The 85,000-square-foot facility includes a 51-metre pool, 25-metre pool, leisure pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna, view decks and spectator areas, change rooms, meeting rooms, wet rooms and concessions. Photo Credit: Ema Peter @emaphotographi. Every day during the month of March we will be posting a new finalist. You can view all posts on the #blOAAg (link in profile). #ArchitectureLovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatter #architecture #design #architecturedesign #architecture_hunter #architecturephotography #UBC #UBCAquatics #BritishColumbia #Vancouver

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Meet the #OAAawards 2018 #DesignExcellence finalists! Today's featured finalist is the Student Learn Centre @ryerson_u by Zeidler Partnership Architects @WeAreZeidler and Snøhetta @snohetta. Located in downtown #Toronto, the eight uniquely designed floors give students a generous amount of space to meet, study and exchange ideas. The architects drew inspiration from the ancient gathering spaces of the Greek stoas and agoras where learning was social. Photo Credit: Lorne Bridgman @lornebridgman and doublespace photography @2spacephoto. Every day during the month of March we will be posting a new finalist. You can view all posts on the #blOAAg (link in profile). #ArchitectureLovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatter  #architecture #design #architecturedesign #architecture_hunter #architecturephotography #WeAreZeidler #Snohetta  #ontario #Ryerson

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Meet the #OAAawards 2018 #DesignExcellence finalists! Today's featured finalist is Remai Modern @remaimodern by KPMB Architects @kpmb_architects and Architecture49 Inc. @architecture49. The entire gallery is designed to inspire transformative experience to connect art, people and place. The open, transparent and generously scaled galleries and public realm prioritize civic participation and continuous dialogue with Indigenous artists and communities. The Remai Modern honours the legacy of its predecessor, the Mendel Art Gallery, as a vibrant destination for cultural and civic engagement. Photo Credits: Adrien Williams @adrienwilliamsphotos and Tom Arban. Every day during the month of March we will be posting a new finalist. You can view all posts on the #blOAAg (link in profile). #ArchitectureLovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatter  #architecture #design #architecturedesign #architecture_hunter #architecturephotography #Saskatoon #Saskatchewan #KPMB #Architecture49

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