Sketches

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I use to sketch quite a lot whenever I traveled, hiked, or visited architecure I liked.  It will be at least a year until I am able to access old sketchbooks to scan some of this work, but the images here give a flavor.  Besides physically moving through architecture, there is no better way for an architect to understand it than to sketch it.  Things are revealed that escape the casual glance, and impress it in the memory far more than the taking of a photograph.  As to whether the drawing of the nature makes one more in tune and harmony to design for a particular place is, in the end, an unanswerable proposition.  But that it makes one love a place more and value it is a cetainty.

Charles Van Block   Architects, Inc.  -  2675 W Hwy 89a #1239  -  Sedona AZ 86336  - Tel: 928-607-6446 -  Email

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