Elastic & String Ingenious Architectural Hack

Wondering what we’re talking about? This Iranian architect, Reza, shows us that architects shouldn’t just be seen as construction designers, but more because they have the ability of coming up with ingenious and interesting ways of doing things.

In this cool video, the Iranian architect uses a hands-down cool method to perfectly and precisely calculate points of perspective. We know you’re wondering what the heck is points of perspective. Worry no more; that’s why we are here.

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A point of perspective is basically a realistic way of drawing objects in 3D. To make your object look realistic, you need to use exact measurements, but not so for this talented Iranian genius. While a more conventional way would involve using a ruler or other modern measurement materials, Reza resorts to using nothing but an elastic long string!

As shown in the video, Reza anchors the string on two points of perspective before quickly sketching on the canvas. Even if you’ve taken many art and drawing classes, you’re likely to admit that you’ve never seen this super fancy method being used. It’s definitely a cool way of mocking up a design quickly without compromising accuracy.

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A video posted by reza asgaripour (@architectdrw) on

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