An Architect's Sketch-and-Sculpt Tactic for Breaking Creative Block

What do you guys and gals do when you encounter Designer’s Block?

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Mexico-based architect Alejandro de la Vega Zulueta, who designed the Antigua high-rise apartment building you see above, has a go-to trick that he presumably picked up in Foundation: He starts free-sketching random patterns, applying lighting and shadows to wring form out of them. Occasionally he digitizes these sketches into parametric diagrams, then realizes them as full-blown sculptures with a 3D printer.

“My inspiration is often derived from the process of problem-solving, but I am never far from architecture,” he says. “If I am working on office design and I encounter a space that needs to be filled, I start to imagine how different shapes and forms can fill that void.”

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De La Vega Zulueta is the principal of architecture firm estereotomia, and you can check out his Instagram here.

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