Panorama of Tuan Jie Hu.
I spent twenty minutes looking for Waldo but was too overawed by the sheer magnificence of these panoramic drawings that I gave up looking for the stripy little fucker.
Not that I would have ever found him in these stunning, breathtaking, incredible, ___ [fill in the blank with your own adjective] architectural drawings of Beijing’s downtown districts. These massive, painstakingly created drawings are the work of artists/architects at the Drawing Architecture Studio, China. The images form part of their Urbanized Landscape Series.
Awesome, aren’t they?
Just take a look at the panorama drawing above (and its details below) of Tuan Jie Hu—“old residential area located by the East 3rd Ring Road in Beijing”—which “vividly depicts the views from the daily life in this busy local community.”
At the same time, the piece also shows some new exploration in architectural drawing techniques. Some 45-degree axis from different directions allow the viewers to constantly change their viewpoints, which is like a Cubism painting.
The Drawing Architecture Studio was founded by architect Li Han and designer Hu Yan in Beijing. Their intention is to offer a “creative platform integrating architecture, art, design, urban study, pop culture, and aiming to explore the new models for the creation of contemporary urban culture.”
Sounds good to me. They also sell a variety of products which you check out here. Click on the images below for a closer look.
Detail of Tuan Jie Hu panorama.
Dashilar Project, Yangmeizhu Xiejie in the south downtown of Beijing.
Detail of Dashilar panorama.
Nan Luo Gu Xiang—one of the oldest and best preserved hutong areas in Beijing.
Detail of Nan Luo Gu Xiang panorama.
Old Town of Xinchang.
Detail of panorama of the Old Town of Xinchang.
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
China’s plans for a floating city are breathtakingly futuristic, cool, possibly unworkable?
University building sure looks a lot like a toilet
Stark images of the decaying & (maybe) haunted ‘UFO’ resort in Taiwan that never was
England’s eccentric ‘New Brutalist’ architects, The Smithsons
Via Drawing Architecture Studio and La boite verte