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Transformations | Architectural Drawing

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

Materials:

  • 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)

 

Transformations | Architectural Drawings

Transformations | Architectural Drawings


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The Spatial Codes | Architectural Drawing and Design

Understanding the concept of Spatial codes

Conceptual Graphics

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.

Schematic diagrams

Simplified drawings of a concept which stress the relationship and orientations of its physical components.

Schematic diagrams

Schematic diagrams

Operational Diagrams

Transformations which aid the designer in visualizing changes in time.

Operational diagrams

Operational diagrams


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Understanding Pictorial Space | Architectural Drawing

Pictorial Space | Secondary cues to Depth

The aim of this drawing is to translate analytically an object into differing perceptions responding to four of the secondary depth cues.

  1. Relative apparent size – (Linear perspective) objects become smaller as they moveaway.
  2. Light and shadow
  3. Atmospheric Haze (Darker frontal tones to lighter variations in the background – through values/ or dotting technique)
  4. Overlap – contour drawing – boundaries
Here’s an Exercise that will help you understand the concept:
  • Design and draw a series of black and white bands on a sheet of paper with different thicknesses and widths.
  • Crush the sheet into a paper ball
  • Partially open up the paper ball into free standing mass of lines, form and space.
  • Place it under a strong light and draw four sketches

The image below is an example of the Exercise for understanding the concept of Pictorial Space.

Pictorial space | Architectural Drawing

Pictorial space | Architectural Drawing


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Mapping of Visual Parameters | Architectural Drawing

Understanding the concept of Mapping of Visual Parameters

The near/far fluctuations of the limits of our vision is the aim of this exercise which attempts to plot such parameters in a simple diagrammatic form.

  • Find a central open space in a locality
  • Draw the surrounding buildings/objects in PLAN
  • Stand in the middle and rotate on the spot. By rotating on the spot draw a line which describes at eye level; the shape of the limits of your all round field of vision.
  • Thus we create a spatial bubble.
Mapping of Visual Parameters

Mapping of Visual Parameters

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Understanding Conceptual Space

Space Perception | Psychological space

Perceptual Space | Tactile Sensations

Understanding Pictorial Space

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