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RoTo Sketches: Travel_France

Michael Rotondi has practiced and taught architecture locally and internationally for over forty years, always operating from his base in Los Angeles. Digitizing these sketchbooks is a process that stretches back to the late 70s and early 80s, through the early days of SCI-Arc (Arch. '75, Director 1987-1997) and seminal projects from Morphosis (1975-1991) and RoTo Architects (1991-present) up to more recent times. These notes and fragments, worked on over time, would become the foundations of RoTo's practice and teachings today. ​ ​

 

The online archive, to be updated and added to periodically, includes selections of digital scans from the collection, descriptive texts, and audio recordings discussing the books and their contents.

Travel_France

The Japanese album sketchbooks produced by Moleskin contain one long sheet of paper folded into the size of a 3.5" x 5.5" or 5" x 8.25" book, accordion-like, with a length of 48-60 folded pages. Scans from these books feature continuously unfolding sketches, drawings, and notes, often project- or site-specific, evoking landscapes and exploring sections.

Two sides, scroll to view.

Side 1

Side 2

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