Despite the widespread use of increasingly sophisticated design softwares, the architect’s hand can still represent the spark and engine that start the architectural project. A sign that grows and becomes a body, a pattern that unfolds stories and uses. Drawing has never ceased to surprise for its generative power and closeness to artistic work.

For the first time ever the book Sergei Tchoban. Architecture Drawing collects a rich selection of the drawings by one of the most important and influential architects in Russia. Sergei Tchoban works between Russia and Berlin where, in 2009, he started The Tchoban Foundation, devoted to the study and promotion of drawing from antiquity to the present.

The rich corpus of drawings by Tchoban unveil his passionate research through freehand drawing. With the discovery of great Masters while studying at the  Russian Academy of Arts, Tchobanhas been obessively getting back to drawing in order to understand and reproduce reality or alternatively build up visions and support the costructions out of his imagination. Views and deatils of European architectures alternate with amazing folies of unreal cities and possible worlds.