July 9, 2015, 6am PDT
Pushing back on a version of futurism that imagines cities as a collection of iconic structures devoid of people and interactions.
Project For Public Spaces
March 24, 2015, 7am PDT
John King shares his thoughts on modern renderings. In too many drawings a hipster cult of youth is normalized, and it threatens to paint regular folks and true nonconformists out of the picture.
January 9, 2015, 5am PST
Kriston Capps shares the creative work of a couple of arm-chair architecture critics who took to Photoshop to express their opinions about the Snøhetta-designed tower proposed for One Van Ness in San Francisco.
July 18, 2014, 6am PDT
Atlanta's BeltLine is one of the country's most exciting public space projects, and residents have even more reason for excitement after Beltline.org released a fresh batch of renderings for the forthcoming expansion of the Westside Trail.
January 27, 2014, 12pm PST
An Oxford city councillor would like to bring a Swiss system of erecting "ghost building" profiles to the UK for the first time to help residents and officials understand the scale of proposed projects before granting permits.
August 27, 2013, 5am PDT
Elizabeth A. Harris looks at how architectural renderings are used to sway opinion on development projects. Such tools aren't unique to our digital age, but have a much longer pedigree.
June 8, 2013, 9am PDT
The architectural image is the currency of contemporary architecture. It's the means by which projects are envisioned, sold, and judged. But is the quest for the perfect image harming Architecture?
March 4, 2013, 1pm PST
Throughout the history of planning, compelling visuals have been essential to communicating the concepts established in "our most influential plans," says Howard Blackson. That tradition continues in New Urban placemaking endeavors.
November 12, 2012, 1pm PST
Call it "manipulation" or "visioning," but any way you look at it, illustrations of proposed projects have an immense impact on whether they get funded, approved, and built. Tristin Hopper looks at the "toolbox of tricks" employed by illustrators.