Whatever in your field, you need to be versatile and well rounded so you have a better and solid foundation for your profession. Often an experienced designer has great training on many other fields to become a better designer. So don't just know 10% of what you already know, study 15% of what you know what you don't know and go extra miles to learn 75% of what you don't know what you don't know. - Mike
"A workshop that everyone should take! I have learned more in this 2 days with Mike Lin in Wellington than I have learned anywhere else both in drawing and life." Teina Purdie, Wellington, New Zealand
"Mike Lin is internationally renowned as one of the best graphics lecturers in the world." Duncan Heather, MSGD, APLD. Landscape & Garden Design, Kinwood Common, England
2 day and 9 day - 2015
Digital Hybrid and Hand graphic workshops
Tip of the Week: Photoshopped Skies into Sketches
Here is a quick tip on how to insert actual photos of skies into your sketches. If your color penciled sky isn't doing the job, you can insert an image of a realistic sky in just a few key strokes in Adobe Photoshop.
One Hawthorne Condominiums San Francisco (Courtesy of EHDD / Brian Lin)
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has released a study on the world’s 20 tallest buildings projected to be built by 2020. The Council introduced the term ‘megatall’ to describe buildings over 600 meters (1,968 feet) tall, which is twice the height of the previous superlative ’supertall’ buildings. Buildings that have been stalled and do not have a predictable completion date have been excluded from the study.
The 20 tallest megatall buildings, nicely lined by the CTBUH are:
Interesting but not surprising to see that half of the projects are in China and that 70 percent of the buildings are in Asian countries that are low in available area and high in population density.
Even more interesting would be to see where the highest occupiable/usable floors land in the buildings.
As the study points out: "With every increase in height, there are energy implications in the construction, maintenance, and occupation of a building. Additionally, with added height comes less space efficiency, as structural members and service cores increase to service the increased height of the building. At what point are the significant benefits of increased density provided by building tall overtaken by the energy repercussions of height?"