No matter who you are, where you come from, what diverse group you belong to, excelling in the field of architecture is every budding architects’ dream. Not only this, it is very important for their architectural drawings to be the best. Architecture drawing is a technical representation of either a building or the potential building (project). These drawings are made by all architects, old or new, in order to develop the idea into a proposal. Also to communicate the ideas and convince the potential clients about the potential design.
The architecture drawings are made in accordance with the set of conventional principles related to floor plans, sections, sizes, scales, etc. In earlier times, the mode of ink and paper were used to make these design plans. However, there has been seen a shift in the contemporary times from paper to screens. Now, screens are widely used to make many complicated diagrams and instruments such as Olivia Burton Watches mechanism, Blueprint, 3D Animations etc. The development of technology has had a massive impact on the field of architecture and now, the drawings are made with various CAD based Softwares.
There are various different kinds of architecture drawings.
- Presentation Drawings
- Survey Drawings
- Record Drawings
- Working Drawings
All these architecture drawings are made for certain specific purposes and various methods may be employed to ensure that you get the best potential design that you have been wanting to create. Many processes have to be undergone to create that perfect design.
- You will first have to make a brief idea about your design goals and then analyze them
- You will have to consider all kinds of specifications, whether or not they are perfect research about them and solve any designing problems if they occur.
- You will need to document every detail about your design in order to develop it further; in order to evaluate whether or not the design is feasible or not.
Things to consider:
- Scales: to make sure your drawing idea comes out as good as what it is in your mind, you will have to consider using proper scaling measures to ensure there are no flaws. Scaling helps us to understand the relationship of representation with actual reality. Scaling is one of the most important aspects of architectural and spatial drawings. Every element in your drawing must be of the same proportion in both mathematical senses as well as the live experience sense. The latter will come with experience of course. The mathematical point of view, however, can be learned by every budding architect, by having a good enough knowledge about ratios and proportions. This can be further explained with the help of an example- if you are trying to draw a wall which in reality is about a meter long, in the architectural drawing the same wall shall be about a centimeter long. This makes the drawing and the actual ratio to be 1:100. Once you are through with the step, you will now be able to convert drawing scales with a similar technique (1:50 will always be double of 1:100).
- Percentages: similar to the process of scaling, percentages can also be altered. You can easily scale up and down the drawing to get a better view if the details. If you have a drawing of a scale, let’s say 1:100, by magnifying it up to 200% you can get the scale to be 1:200.
- Spatial experience: you will need to understand scale in the live experience. This is something that can be embedded in us with time and experience. This is often known as a skill that can be developed furthermore.