Approach to Architectural Drawing





Introduction to the Approach to Architectural Drawing

We are beginning with a new tab on “Architectural Drawing”. We will cover a wide range of topics regarding Architectural Drawing which will help Architecture and Engineering students to achieve excellence in Drawing.

Let’s begin with our lessons on Architectural Drawing.

Art in the past was an intellectual, scientific and poetic discipline. Draftsmanship was of primary importance, though drawing has been playing a service role to painting, sculpture and architecture.

Contemporary art/Architecture has to return to classical roots for redefinition for standards and precepts. Follow that route and you will learn soon enough.

Architectural Drawing

Architectural Drawing

The importance of spending months on the fundamentals of drawing may not be obvious immediately. Repetition unavoidably is the key. Repeated acts of seeing, selecting, and thinking through the physical marking on paper are indispensable to growth.

Reading about Architecture or talking about drawing will not do what pencil in hand will do. Drawing takes repeated effort. But at the outset, a great deal of technical discipline/drawing etiquette must usually come before creative leaps.

Distractions to be avoided

  1. Feel blocked/frustrated
  2. Copying – Need to develop comprehension beyond copying.
  3. Do not latch on the flashy techniques too early in your career – You may lose a great deal of integrity and individualism in expression.



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  1. #1 by Chris on September 21, 2011 - 1:50 am

    I’ve liked ur article but i don’t see the different types of walls. One of the research we were making in our class.

  2. #2 by sobby on January 20, 2012 - 8:53 am

    hey can u help me out finding plan and section of charminar , hyerabad.
    i m not able to find it anywhere….even not in my college library.
    plz help me out asap!!!:)

    • #3 by BenzuJK on January 27, 2012 - 2:11 am

      Hello Sobby,
      I don’t really think it is that easy to get the plans of a heritage structure. You will have to work out the plans.
      In this case, Google earth could be of some help to you.

      Try preparing a conceptual plan. Visit the monument and work out the plan in detail. I don’t think it will be that tough.

      Cheers 🙂

  3. #4 by Zama on March 16, 2012 - 8:18 am

    Can you tell me where to start when doing a design of a cafeteria?It’s my first architectural design project in my first year

  4. #6 by utkarsha on August 23, 2012 - 12:45 am

    i want guidelines to design a institute of fine arts on a contour site…..wat will u suggest to refer…

  5. #7 by neha gupta on June 26, 2013 - 3:23 am

    i like the website….

  6. #8 by neha gupta on June 26, 2013 - 3:24 am

    nice website….

  7. #9 by monisola on August 14, 2013 - 9:00 am

    i really need a website to get case studies of museums

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