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Richardsonian Romanesque Department Store by Built4ever Richardsonian Romanesque Department Store by Built4ever
Original design sketches for the front elevation and first floor plan of a rather large department store with shopping and offices on second and third floor, designed in the American "Richardsonian Romanesque" style. I used massive lintels over the doors and windows, a variant, in contrast to the more common huge semi-circular arches more often seen. This style of building still exists today in every American city, small or large, as commercial and public buildings, and, sometimes as grand luxury homes. To say they were well-built is an understatement. Some are primarily grey stone of some type, some are tan sandstone, but many are brownstone style in dark reddish brown sandstone with matching brick. This building design is a commissioned piece so there were stringent requirements on the size and shape of the ground plan and interior layout.

Technique: Hand-drawn pencil studies in small scale, 1/16"=one foot, front elevation toned to terracotta with software, floor plan reduced to half size.
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:iconmabreza:
mabreza Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Excellent.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Thank you sir...
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HusseinHorack Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I get very inspired by your work, I love it! Keep creating! :)
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MoochieBumm Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D I love your designs more and more <3
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veldor60 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice !
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:iconapixelfactory:
APixelFactory Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent!
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DEATHLYSKETCH Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
AMAAAAAAAAZING :)
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Nebride7 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Oh, wow!  This is amazing.  I want to visit!
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:iconheather713:
Heather713 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I would love to have an office in a building like this! So many interesting details.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Yes me too of course...
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:iconweequays:
Weequays Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great style :D
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Thanks! Glad you like...
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Weequays Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes ... :D
I don't if you know this site but the site could be a source of inspiration :  archimaps.tumblr.com/ . :squee:
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Good find, many great artworks like watercolors. Just a huge site, I could look at it for a long time...
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Marvelous design. :winner:
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Thank you sir...
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are most welcome. :D
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davidsobe Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That is Richardsonian.  There is a great architectural statement of his in Buffalo, where I grew up.  It was the State Mental Hospital, looks like a gothic castle.  On the other end of that Avenue is a church designed by him as well.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Yes, I visited Buffalo only once. I have a handful of pics from the 35mm era. Many outstanding buildings there.
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davidsobe Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes those buildings are outstanding because they are still standing.  One big plus for a city whose economy bottomed out forty years ago is that there is no reason to pull down an architecturally significant building to make room for a parking garage.  So, you have Sullivan, Richardson and Wright buildings.  Your blueprints are great.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Thanks, glad you like. I'm from Detroit so I know all about declining cities and forgotten architecture he he...
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MrEd301 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Very elegant!!
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Thanks! I figgered you would like this, considering the split-face paradise your living in...
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MitchMitton Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well kind of you need that huge arch somewhere
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
I agree, but client didn't want arches! Anyways, not necessarily pure stylisticaly, as usual, I even considered stucco or half-timbering for 3rd floor details.
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MitchMitton Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Client, I thought you were just playing around, you mean like money and everything? Wow I need some of those kind of clients....
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
I can't really show all the stuff I'm doing either, there's more nice stuff. I'm trying to find someone to commission a piece of outrageous furniture for me to design and you to build, getting closer to reality he he...
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:iconmitchmitton:
MitchMitton Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Bring it on....
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jedi-hoplite Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I hope to be ableto design structures like this someday soon :p
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Years of practice. Start now!
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