Representational Techniques for Architecture

Representational Techniques for Architecture

by Lorraine Farrelly, Nicola Crowson


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The techniques used to represent architectural design are examined in Representational Techniques for Architecture. A broad array of methodologies for developing architectural ideas are described, ranging from two- and three-dimensional conceptual sketches, through to the working drawings required for the construction of buildings. The book offers a range of practical drawing methods, showing how to present and plan layouts, make conceptual sketches, work with scale, use collage and photomontage to create contemporary images, along with techniques to prepare and plan design portfolios.The book also deals with contemporary computer modelling and drawing techniques.

In the second edition, 25% of the material is new: many of the images have been updated, and new case studies have been added, for example architect studios such as Coophimmelblau and C J Lim/Studio 8 architects. Additional case studies are drawn from American and international architectural practices and studios. The most up-to-date CAD technology is examined along with illustrations showing how it can be used to create architectural models and plans. The enhanced project sections encourage students to explore further the techniques that they have acquired.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472527851
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/12/2015
Series: Basics Architecture
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Lorraine Farrelly is Professor of Architecture and Design at the Portsmouth School of Architecture, UK. She teaches architecture, interior and urban design. She has written several books and articles about contemporary architecture and interior design.

Nicola Crowson is an architect and senior lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, UK. She is interested in the tectonic qualities of architecture and how we can represent a sublime architecture. She teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate architecture and interior design courses.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Sketch
Tools and materials
Conceptual sketches
Analytical sketches
Observational sketches
Experimental techniques
Case study
Project: City sketch

Chapter 2: Scale
Full size
Detail scale
Interior scale
Building scale
Urban scale
Not to scale
Case study
Project: Survey

Chapter 3: Orthographic Projection
Drawing convection
Drawing categories
Case study
Project: Small container

Chapter 4: Three-dimensional Images
Axonometric drawings
Isometric drawings
Other applications
Photomontage and collage
Case study
Project: Serial views

Chapter 5: Modelling
Physical models
Physical modelling equipment
Model scales
CAD models
CAD software
Fly through
Case study
Project: Sketch to CAD digital modelling

Chapter 6: Layout and Presentation
Graphic presentations
Oral presentations
Case study
Project: Layout and presentation

Further resources
Acknowledgements and credits

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