Sketching Wright’s Robie House – a drawing tutorial by Dan Hogman
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Sketching Wright’s Robie House – a drawing tutorial by Dan Hogman

Artist and architect Dan Hogman finds his Sunday muse in the Frank Llyod Wright designed Chicago residence, Robie House.

by Dan Hogman Sep 11, 2019

For some people, weekends are to kick back and relax, while for some it calls for polishing one’s skills. Dan Hogman prefers the latter. Sometimes, he spends his Sunday like any other day, immersing himself in the pristine folds of white sheets of paper with inky vignettes of the buildings we see around, and the ones we admire.

In this video, Hogman picks the Robie House in Chicago (1906) by Frank Llyod Wright as his muse for a lazy Sunday architectural sketch. He eases himself into brisk strokes of the building’s horizontal architecture that comprises of crisp plane surfaces, an expansive cantilevered roof and closely held cuboidal volumes.

The residence, described by Wright as ‘a cornerstone of modern architecture’, is recognised today as one of the most important buildings of the 20th century and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Watch this space every Wednesday for more tutorials by Dan Hogman.

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Dan Hogman

Dan Hogman

Hogman boasts of a diverse portfolio of projects - high rise commercial, residential, mixed-use, housing, institutional and master planning, employing creative solutions that are efficient, contextually appropriate and aesthetically uncompromising. An avid architectural sketcher with a sharp eye and trained hand, he focuses on capturing the essence of his design concepts in quick hand sketches or elaborate BIM models.

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