How to read architectural drawings

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Drawing Architecture: The Finest Architectural Drawings Through the Ages by Helen Thomas

An elegant presentation of stunning and inspiring architectural drawings from antiquity to the present day

Throughout history, architects have relied on drawings both to develop their ideas and communicate their vision to the world.

This gorgeous collection brings together more than 250 of the finest architectural drawings of all time, revealing each architects process and personality as never before. Creatively paired to stimulate the imagination, the illustrations span the centuries and range from sketches to renderings, simple to intricate, built projects to a utopian ideal, famous to rarely seen - a true celebration of the art of architecture.

Visually paired images draw connections and contrasts between architecture from different times, styles, and places. From Michelangelo to Frank Gehry, Louise Bourgeois to Tadao Ando, B.V. Doshi to Zaha Hadid, and Grafton to Luis Barragan, the book shows the incredible variety and beauty of architectural drawings.

Drawing Architecture is ideal for art and architecture lovers alike, as well as anyone interested in the intersection of creativity and history.

From the publisher of Exhibit A: Exhibitions that Transformed Architecture, 1948-2000.
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How to read the architectural plans

Left: Fig. Attributed to Jacopo Zucchi Italian, ca. Right: Fig. Giorgio Vasari Italian, Oil on wood panel. Salone dei Cinquecento, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence. The current rotation of works on paper in the Robert Wood Johnson, Jr.

Architectural drawing scales and scaled drawings can be a difficult subject to understand, especially for new students and even clients that have not experienced them or had the need to use them before. Scale is important because it enables us to recognize the relationship between a drawing or physical model and the reality of its real world size. For this reason learning how to read and use drawing scales forms a fundamental and core skill that every architecture student must adopt at the very early stages of their architectural education if not before. Producing accurate scaled drawings at varied scales, is one of the most important aspects of architectural drawing and spatial design. It can be produced on any paper format and size, with the scale clearly annotated and often accompanied by a scale bar. As architects and architectural students, whether you work with metric of imperial units, there are set scales that are used to produce scale drawings, and these are:.

Ching and exam study guides. There is a direct correlation between those two statements. Why would anyone expect to graduate ready for the profession they were not trained for? Why should you expect to earn any money if you graduated with no basic skills? The debate: Architecture Academia versus Practice is so common and discussed so often there is no need to belabor it anymore. In these drawings there is the accumulation of design, intent, liability, guidelines, instructions, code and zoning resolutions and confirmations, consulting engineer and vendor design and data, and the cost of a building. The drawings below from 80 years ago cover all the basic parts of a typical building and are coordinated in the form of a 2D drawing that most members of the industry construction can read and build from.

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Superficially, the pages of both tend to convey information in similar ways: drawings of simplified pictograms are ordered into grids of panels, often in conjunction with text and an elaborate system of symbols and line weights. But is there a more fundamental way that we can understand each? In this post, I will look at how we read both architectural drawings and comics, based on my own understanding of how each works. Rather, I will be taking a rather narrow look at architectural working drawings, and the commonalities and dissimilarities they share with comics. I will also not be considering single-panel gag strips, as it is really the act of reading a page of comics that I am interested in for the purposes of this post.

Six months ago I promised we would be talking about how to read building plans, specifically, building plans for firehouses. We are finally there. All things derive from the floor plan. No one else can add their comments without the pages showing the walls, doors and windows. You all know what floor plans are. I assume you may have plans for target hazards in your response area. Those plans have been stripped of all particulars except the walls and doors.

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  2. The first time you opened a set of architectural plans, you were probably instantly lost. We've put together a guide as to how to read architectural plans.

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