Sketching the Griffith Observatory, LA – a drawing tutorial by Dan Hogman
by Dan HogmanFeb 05, 2020
•make your fridays matter with a well-read weekend
by Dan HogmanPublished on : Jan 08, 2020
Some buildings are better viewed not in isolation but in conjunction with a neighbour. When the two appear together before the eyes, there is something that completes the picture and makes everything else blur in the background.
One such pair is the Transamerica Pyramid and the Sentinel Building from San Francisco. Visible from the Kearny Street and Columbus Avenue, the two buildings sit together in one frame like yin and yang.
The 260m high Transamerica Pyramid is a 48-storey futurist building, which is the second-most tallest skyscraper in the city after the Salesforce Tower rising up to 326m. Designed by architect William Pereira and constructed in 1972, the structure soars like a needle in the San Fran skyline, making itself seen from far and wide. Its monumentality and crisp modernist facade featuring white aluminium panels finds a robust balance when the spectacle is adjusted to include the late ‘flatiron’, Sentinel Building a.k.a Columbus Tower. Built in 1906 by Salfield and Kohlberg architects, the latter is a Victorian steel framed seven-storey structure with a distinctive green copper façade and a domed roof.
As Dan Hogman enjoys sketching the buildings that make up San Francisco, he gives us a quick sketching tutorial where he captures the city's quirky architecture.
For more videos by him, click here.
by Pooja Suresh Hollannavar Mar 25, 2023
Antwerp-based Studio Okami creates a modern home wrapped in reflective aluminium, glass, and concrete.
by Salvatore Peluso Mar 24, 2023
Solar Futures: How to Design a Post-Fossil World with the Sun by designer Marjan van Aubel explores the past, present and future of solar energy.
by Akash Singh Mar 17, 2023
Employing principles of adaptive reuse, Studio Atakarchitekti designs the IGI Library, in a Czech Republic neighbourhood, as a democratic public space.
by Pooja Suresh Hollannavar Mar 16, 2023
The airport design project focuses on Iceland’s progressive goals, establishing a relationship between economics, employment opportunities, and sustainable development.
make your fridays matterSUBSCRIBE
Don't have an account?Sign Up
Or you can join with
Please select your profession for an enhanced experience.
Tap on things that interests you.
Select the Conversation Category you would like to watch
Please enter your details and click submit.
Enter the code sent to
What do you think?