New Book: “We Build Drawings” by Mikkel Frost from Cebra

The new book “We Build Drawings” by Mikkel Frost from Cebra Architects provides insight into the architect’s creative process, illustrating how an idea develops into a well-defined concept.

The new book “We Build Drawings” by Mikkel Frost, co-founder of Cebra, released by acclaimed dutch publisher Frame, is a collection of sketches and watercolours by the author, championing hand drawing as a powerful communication tool.

“Architects do not actually build buildings,” says Frost. “What we build is an idea. To visualize it, we build drawings.”

The evolutionary process of how aphorisms develop into precise architectural concepts is illustrated through a collection of Frost’s sketches and watercolours.

Over 200 drawings are organized into 20 sections, each relating to one of Cebra’s projects. An index containing colour photographs and renders of their works further illuminates how the drawings are translated into reality. Introducing the book, a written version of Frost’s TEDx talk Let your fingers do the talking elaborates on the book’s impetus: to bring a spotlight to the craft of drawing as a powerful tool for creation and communication.

In the words of Sergei Tchoban, founder of the Tchoban Foundation – Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin, whose permanent collection Frost’s watercolours are a part of, “the drawings will strike you as both fresh and very unusual. From their composition, a unique architectural language ensues. I am very pleased that this book will now make Mikkel’s works accessible to a broad public.”

The book features a collection of 200+ sketches and watercolours by Danish architect Mikkel Frost as well as a curated selection of drawings organized into 20 sections, each referring to one of Cebra’s projects.

The book provides insight into the architect’s creative process, illustrating how an idea develops into a well-defined concept. In a compact and handy format, the book champions drawing as a powerful and important communication tool for everyone.

More details about We Build Drawings are available at Frame, where the book also can be purchased in their webshop.

Facts about “We Build Drawings” by Mikkel Frost

  • Released: September 2019
  • Publisher: Frame
  • Language: English
  • Author: Mikkel Frost | CEBRA
  • Graphic Design: Barbara Iwanicka
  • Size: 145 x 208 mm
  • 208 pages / full colour / softcover
  • ISBN 978-94-92311-38-2