The multi-talented french designer, Marie-laure Cruschi, created this stunning book documenting low-impact cabins hidden in quiet forest towns around the world. The beautiful book features large and small architecture firms as well as personal projects. The book accompanies each illustration with editorials, maps, and photographs of the cabins.
This local project nestled a new mixed-used structure against a restored, Manhattan historic building. The illustrations were used to quickly represent this architectural gesture of "Old vs. New" without the need to distract by showing too much detail. The illustrations were also used throughout their website and brand materials to emphasize key features in the neighborhood and the development team's strengths.
Some illustrators can visualize architecture in such simple forms yet still capture the essence of the forms. Thomas D Anthony did just that in his series of iconic brutalist buildings. This technique can also be used prior to completion to begin familiarizing an audience with what is to come after construction.
Since all architectural space is ultimately designed to be occupied and utilized, an architectural illustration like this can often help evoke a narrative that conveys what it may feel like to live or work within the future space.
In the schematic design phase of an architectural project, A rendered floor plan or site plan is a great way to show a proposed space without focusing on the construction details. This detail of an aerial illustration by James Gilleard is a great example.
The ambitious Plus Pool project relied heavily on beautiful illustrations to present the broad concepts of their conceptual project. These drawings helped visualize their big ideas to New York public even though they still had years of designing and planning left to do before presenting a final concept.
These minimal illustrations by Scandinavian designer Cajsa Holgersson were used to help market a luxury apartment building. Using a color palette native to the city, these images summarize some of the amenities that renters can expect from their new residence.
The minimal design firm, Hey Studio, can capture a landscape or streetscape with just a few simple shapes. The illustration above emphasizes many technological elements that will interact with our cities in the near future.
Our studio designed a series of illustrations and graphics which helped potential buyers understand the value of certain sustainable features and architectural concepts for a modern beach house in Long Beach, NY.
A geometric, modernist representation of a proposed home or a new building can show how the project will relate to the site context and landscape architecture without going into too much detail which might distract from the narrative.
Maps of new architectural developments can help viewers locate the project on a site or envision how they might interact with the buildings once they are completed. The whimsical illustrator Rod Hunt, captures lively scenes of characters interacting with proposed developments such as the mixed-use university housing project shown above.