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How To Think Like An Architect: Designing From Nature

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Santa Barbara based architect Barry Berkus demonstrates how nature can inspire design. This video short captures the raw beginnings of the thought process that goes into creating an architectural form out of an inspired piece. http://www.b3architects.com https://www.facebook.com/B3Architects http://www.linkedin.com/pub/barry-berkus/46/526/89a
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Marco Skyvanluoise (1 month ago)
It's amazing picture you drew
Ayse Bal (2 months ago)
FASCİNATİNG
asdfkie (2 months ago)
Is this guy high or something
J J (3 months ago)
What’s the difference between an architect and an engineer?
Bei Bei Miao (1 year ago)
I truly love it .. Thanks for sharing ...
Lekestue (1 year ago)
This is a very powerful way to exercise the mind using something nature has created as inspiration. I use thing people have created to produce new ideas but every thing has the same apriori GOD
snapsnapdik (1 year ago)
Go study classical architecture you dumb retards.
Tobi Alshuth (1 year ago)
wow! Thanks! btw,what pencils do you use?
Raku Sama (1 year ago)
He will forever be my master
Raku Sama (1 year ago)
Tobi Vogel I read somewhere in the comment section of his other videos that he died 4years ago. So he can’t answer our questions now. It makes me so sad. He’s my mentor. Even though he doesn’t know me
Loewe Roa (1 year ago)
please, which one is the book he mentioned here??
Rim Zaim sassi (10 months ago)
Walking with the eye _Barry BERKUS
赤Red (1 year ago)
you can use computers its called layers XD
FULLCREMO (1 year ago)
love it
Jaruu -19 (2 years ago)
im a big fan.
Vikram Pinto (2 years ago)
thanks for creating such wonderful content
Niki Skinder (2 years ago)
Wonderful
CrappieDev (2 years ago)
i typed in the power of drugs and this came up
LOL Life (3 years ago)
I enjoy exploring nature, keep it onward!
Guadalupe kjr (3 years ago)
A good example of how nature and see in person q imagine for what I require and I think as architects eh charm
Badaboop Badabeep (3 years ago)
those are awesome pens
Andrei Teodorof (3 years ago)
It's too bad that Barry Berkus died. Nevertheless he left behind a legacy to all mankind, to profit from it. He was a great architect!
Sanjana Monappa (4 years ago)
Sir what company pens are you using ?
Eli Sánchez (2 years ago)
Permacolor
sudeepta kumar Sahu (4 years ago)
that was inspiring. I wanna be an architect and i feel that i can always relate to your videos. Thanks Barry! :)
pencilpix vlogs (5 months ago)
u can be a designer....at list by learning the materials and good structures can be a good start
TheEtherny (4 years ago)
It is interesting that most of old people recommend drawing hand free more than on the computer, I have old teachers who say that very often, and I just wonder if they are actually right or they just went like this all their life so now is more natural for them to be able to design this way. 
phoenixrises11 (2 years ago)
I think it's just a feel preference. No matter how many times I'm told to draw in pencil, I just love that pen feel and flow. Markers, tablet styluses, paint brushes, pastels, etc. are nice, but I love pens.
GMO2099 (3 years ago)
+TheEtherny as long as youre sketching on something it's all good
Chris Granger (3 years ago)
+TheEtherny To be fair digital art programs offer a far more similar experience - I was referring mainly to digital design programs ie. sketch up , revit etc- Sketching is a far more free and natural experience allowing less straightforward thinking - have also had many ideas arise from overlapping sketches on a page by accident or from overlapping trace
TheEtherny (3 years ago)
+Chris Granger What if I draw in paint on a computer with touchscreen? I find it to be the exact same but better because you don't make any mess when you erase, you have access to all different colors without spending money on markers, and you don't waste paper but my teacher said it wasn't the same. 
thexitto (3 years ago)
I think it depends on how you master the art of representing what is in your mind flow, because as fast and fluid your ideas and imagination develops and "pops out " in your head, the more is needed to have a practical and prompted art skill. Most of Old people professionals masters other type of tools than new ones. There´s no better tool in absolute, its just a kind of having the right practice with it.
Joshua Ramos (4 years ago)
love his work ... its so creative and inspirational :D
d rexius (4 years ago)
ummm... in the computer you could use photoshop and overlay stuff because you can work in layers but all in all good stuff.
Justin Mielczarek (4 years ago)
Your mind is a temple, explore it.
WolfsburgWarehouse (4 years ago)
You could mold the concrete slumped into a canvas tarp. Curved on the bottom, flat on top. Cantilevered to a central trunk.
Rodolfo Gomez (4 years ago)
Post more videos please!
Blagovest Bobchev (4 years ago)
I am not an architect, but I play minecraft and in minecraft build buildings and stuff and you can always look at the last thing you have built and make it better.  The only limmit there is that you use blocks to build is it, or nooo
mostafa al sayegh (4 years ago)
this man has great creativity…8
Alina Mkrtichian (4 years ago)
thanks for sharing grz from belgium
Alina Mkrtichian (4 years ago)
you are awesome !! 
vishwadeep Prakash (5 years ago)
The blue just distroyed it
Alex Reid (5 years ago)
Very inspirational design ideas.
prabhat sharma (5 years ago)
i am student of architecture...i want to work in your office under your hand.how can that be possible for me plzz tell.
GloomProduction (5 years ago)
May I assume that the paper medium is similar to that of, if not, a tracing paper?
gbomify (5 years ago)
I was so engrossed in what he's drawing that I had to replay to listen again.
Osvaldo Alves de Abreu (5 years ago)
this is magnific the form arquicteture beautiful
lele song (5 years ago)
dear architect have you ever heard about Leon Krier? Personally I disagree with many of his ideas. But on the other hand, plenty of them suits exactly to people like you.
Paltheus (5 years ago)
I'm an architect...are you ready for long working hours and insufficient salary...:) I recommend you only do it if you REALLY want to...
lucky leo (5 years ago)
Grampa Barry, after your sketches on paper do you convert them to computer aided drawings or do you use drawing boards?
Mohammad J. Masad (5 years ago)
dont :S
Oksilat (6 years ago)
THAT'S JUST THE SWEET PART....
Reem Abdo (6 years ago)
go ahead it 's worth it!:D
TheTravinch (6 years ago)
My teacher always tell us "your form is very evident" like when it looks like you copied the shape of something without making a notorious changes.
kwhynot123 (6 years ago)
I see you made the change 8 months ago. So you are prolly well aware of all the stress and pain and exhaustion that comes with architecture studies. Hang in there, bro. Hang in there.
john rigor (6 years ago)
sir am from the philippines i wanna be your student someday or be ur apprentice after graduation bcoz am taking now BS architecture here.
Yoshutzo Maxim (6 years ago)
OMG i wanna be your student !!!!
Monica Gzz (6 years ago)
CAN I USE PRISMACOLOR MARKERS??
Ash S (6 years ago)
bad choice buddy bad choice
Chris Carlson (6 years ago)
I'ts ok i have mine craft, best way to explore new ideas haha
Kris Grg (6 years ago)
wonderful to watch an expert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SGirlSony (6 years ago)
I am going to practice these exercises. And buy some of those markers and paper. Thanks!
Jacques Sim (6 years ago)
You should have more videos! You should not stop making videos!
DesignAodh (6 years ago)
You watched a video and you missed it, he said he was going to put it back in the garden as it can grow a new root system. Great videos by the way! :)
yin photolover (6 years ago)
I Wish My grandpa can holds pen like you do D:
Alberto M (6 years ago)
Where can I get your book? "Walking with the eye" is named I think? Please I want to learn!
LCarolM (6 years ago)
according to who?? who said architecture isn't and art??? is much of and art as it is a science
ForerunnerX1 (6 years ago)
Nice GPU there...
Luis Matos (6 years ago)
I love you work, I'm soon to start into Architecture, any advice to a new student?
Silly .Gook (6 years ago)
At least I have one of the skills down and packed, colouring like Barry Berkus. Check
nora gamez (6 years ago)
The architect is thought artist, and no architect is an artist.
Hans Peter Roehrig (6 years ago)
This guy is an architect GURU
Mario Pérez Treviño (6 years ago)
"How to think like an architect." OR "100 ways to spend your retirement days."
Dina JB (6 years ago)
you sir, are amazing... giving my that second wind that pushes me into finishing this degree!
Teech (6 years ago)
i wanna be as good as him :(
giss0709 (6 years ago)
who is the author of the book that you mention??
lauris15151 (6 years ago)
you dont really design on cad you represent your ideas on cad thats for sure!
jasondrepin (6 years ago)
@BarryBerkus Thank you so much, i a a 12 yearold boy who realy wants to become a architect and u realy want to use markers that would help me.
Barry Berkus (6 years ago)
@jasondrepin: Many of you have been asking what kind of pens I am using. I am using Chartpak and Copic markers, which you should be able to find at your local art store.
Chrystian Delgado (6 years ago)
@jasondrepin chartpak
jasondrepin (6 years ago)
WHAT MARKERS ARE THEY!!!!
timetradesman (6 years ago)
This made me think of Frank Lloyd Wright's 1947 proposal for The Huntington Hartford Sports Club and Play Resort.
guillermomclean (6 years ago)
Chartpak all the way! Love it
shannaenaezz (6 years ago)
Oh my gosh. I can see real potential! What pens are you using? They're beautiful!
eithee (6 years ago)
@hekoka looks similar to Promarkers.
Cyber0135 (6 years ago)
you know what you could to with that plant ? hold it upside down and it might inspire you to draw a roof or something, hope i made sense
senov (6 years ago)
where can I purchased the book you mentioned??
Claudia Ciobanu (7 years ago)
thank you very much for sharing this video.what brand are those pencils/markers
Annie Boisvert (7 years ago)
Wow !!!! So much better than my teacher ... look easier !!!
YANG LEE (7 years ago)
Thank you very much!
MIDSU (7 years ago)
Sometimes it gets hard for me to design, because all the ideas i have cramps up. Your explaination just opened my thoughts. Thank you so much :)
Stephan Rotar (7 years ago)
very inspiring!

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