The Sketchbooks of Chris Wilkinson

Despite being at the forefront of high-tech innovation in architecture, Chris Wilkinson OBE RA is an architect who believes passionately in the importance of drawing by hand. Where many practices are now dominated by computer-aided design, Wilkinson still uses drawing as a way to think through ideas, to grapple with design problems and as a tool of communication. This volume brings together images selected from 20 years of Wilkinson’s sketchbooks, presenting a fascinating record of the creation of architectural narrative. This unique insight into the working drawings of a hugely influential architect includes sketches for many of his practice’s most groundbreaking works – from structures for the London Olympics to the restoration and reconstruction of the three Grade II listed gas holders in King’s Cross, London – as well as a gazetteer with photographs of the completed projects.
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No. of Pages 144
No. of Illustrations 200
Dimensions 28 x 23cm
Fabric & material Hardback
SKU 02083768

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Chris Wilkinson OBE RA set up Chris Wilkinson Architects (now Wilkinson Eyre) in 1983. The practice has twice won the Stirling Prize for the best building of the year by a British architect, for the Magma Science Centre in Rotherham and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

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