Archive for category 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.
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
- Feel blocked/frustrated
- Copying – Need to develop comprehension beyond copying.
- Do not latch on the flashy techniques too early in your career – You may lose a great deal of integrity and individualism in expression.
Understanding Pictorial Space – II
An analytical drawing of spatial symbols clues which indicate distance and depth in our perception of form.
The primary visual cues which aid our perception of Depth:
- Binocular Vision
- Motion Parallax
Our eyes are overlapping fields of view and Stereoscopic Depth Vision.
The pictorial images created by graphic displays have to depend totally upon secondary cues to depth.
Depth is created by –
- Relative apparent size – Linear perspective objects become smaller as they are far away.
- Light and shadow
- Atmospheric haze (Ariel perspective)
- Overlap – most potent secondary cue to depth
Understanding Architectural Transformations
The aim of the project is to involve the students in a pre-design exercise in leading the student from a simple shape to a complex design.
Each shape should involve – Repetition, Size
- A full size tracing sheet divided by 4”x4” squares. A comic strip format.
- Use of a soft pencil – 0.5mm – 2B
- 6”x6” ordinary tracing sheet for over lays.
- Take the most complex design in the last box, enlarge and use values and color. (Color pencils/ Water colors on hand made paper)
Understanding the concept of Spatial codes
In order to give birth to an idea the Architect must adopt some form of abstraction which represents the pictures in his mind using symbols or annotations.
Simplified drawings of a concept which stress the relationship and orientations of its physical components.
Transformations which aid the designer in visualizing changes in time.