Elevations by Anrique Azhar

Elevations consists of 2 very particular projects where the clients required illustrated documents that consisted of all the design process sketches that lead to the final design. Let us take a look on how Anrique Azhar finish this project. Read on and enjoy!

I used a lot of felt-tip pens, graphite pencils, markers and pastels.i usually prefer keeping all my tones in greyscale with maybe 1 coloured element to balance the sketch out.(mostly orange). Majority of my designs have all been proposals – rejected, shelved and at times approved but eventually bastardised into something completely different. Hence i hold my sketches very dear and properly documented because at the end these sketches are what remain as documents that show the original idea behind any designers conceptual thought process.

– Anrique Azhar

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About Anrique Azhar

Anique Azhar was born in Doncaster, England. At the of 4, they moved to Pakistan where he graduated from the National College of Arts, Lahore – with a distinction in B-Arch. He has been a practicing Architect for about 3 years now and he opened up his own design studio “Des-arc Studio+” based in Lahore Pakistan. He was a young boy when he first realized that designing was his only escape from the norms of a conventional school life which is probably why he was never good at anything else. He started a life of no encouragement, no guidance, very low acceptability and above all, no exposure. He had to find himself. So, he started off his career as a fine artist, focusing purely on sketching, illustration, figure drawing mostly. What fascinated him more was the space around the figure, sitting on the floor, on pedestals and tables amplified his perspectives and soon after he was introduced to architecture and a side of it he never thought existed, “the importance of the spirituality of a space” and that is something he always keep in mind before designing. His main inspirations have come from masters of concrete; Louis I Kahn, Carlo Scarpa and Tadao Ando and how concrete is eternal, permanent, for life. Architecture for him should be timeless and yet sustain the element of time. One does not have to start with complex forms to achieve complexity, layers and layers of simplicity can be used to achieve complexity. In a world where architects like Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster are the masters of the profession there is no room for spirituality and mysticism in design, only innovation which is a great thing in some ways but for him, it’s more about how each individual can associate with it, every corner, every nook has a significance. Furthermore, it’s more about feeling the essence, the silence, the noise and being a part of it. You can find more of his works on his Behance profile.