We spoke with Joseph Kim, architectural designer with CallisonRTKL; a global architecture practice responsible for some of the world’s most memorable and successful environments for developers, retailers, investors, institutions and public entities.
Ed. Note: We’ve long been fans of Matthew Nicholls and his incredibly honed SketchUp chops that have been put to use modeling THE ENTIRE CITY OF ANCIENT ROME! Below, Matthew takes you through his modeling processes and talks about an exciting new MOOC he has created and that almost 10,000 people have signed up for so far. This is solid gold, folks.
Chris Rosewarne is an award-winning Concept Artist in the movie industry, having worked on projects like Star Wars: Episode VIII, Max Payne, Skyfall, Spectre, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy. In this conversation, we discuss concept art as a practice and profession, Chris’s fascincation with modeling fictional mechanics, and some of the modeling principles underlying his workflow. Along the way, Chris was kind enough to share a few gems from his portfolio (the part he’s
Tom Kaneko is an architectural designer and SketchUp ninja specializing in bespoke residential retrofits and extensions in the United Kingdom. In this conversation, we delve into his workflow and how he uses SketchUp to deliver value to his clients within the constraints of a tight budget.
Back in college, I participated in a design/build project as part of my architecture degree. It was only one semester, but those months working outside on real projects were really valuable. There’s something special about being involved in the manifestation of ideas that you worked on via pencil and paper or pixels on a computer screen.
Ezra Pound once wrote, “All great art is born of the metropolis”. While Ezra’s point may be debatable, occasionally the inverse turns out to be true: a metropolis may be born from great art. Nowhere is this sentiment more visible than in the work and art of Diego Guerra.
After seeing samples of stunning city planning documents from Houseal Lavigne Associates, we were excited to sit down with Devin Lavigne, Co-Founder, to get an inside look at his workflow. Luckily, he was candid enough to show us an actual client project he was working on. Devin started with a blank SketchUp document and transformed it into one of their signature graphics.
Last April, the editor of American Woodturner asked me to do a SketchUp drawing of a unique lathe. Designed by a young Canadian shop teacher named Scott Lewis, the lathe draws its power from a person pedaling bicycle cranks to drive a flywheel. This SketchUp project quickly drew me toward a program that introduces woodturning to less-developed areas worldwide.