Arhitectural Hand Drawings by Rafael Araujo
When it comes to architectural drawings, computer-aided design software is being used and due to this, hand-drawn art seems to begin to lose. The venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo show us that no matter how impressive the technology, nothing can match the expressiveness of hand-drawings.
His series of architectural style drawings entitled ‘Calculation’ are done with pencil and pen and seem to try to give an answer to the question “Is the Universe actually made of math?”. Araujo creates complex fields of three dimensional space where he renders the motion and mathematical brilliance of nature with a pencil, ruler and protractor. The trajectories of a butterfly fly or the logarithmic spirals of shells are beautifully illustrated by Araujo, who`s remarkable skills seem to resurrect the art of hand-drawing.
Araujo`s illustrations appear to be drawn from Da Vinci’s sketchbooks, showing us that our reality isn`t just described by mathematics, it is mathematics.