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Episode 8: Perspectives

Perspective drawings are drawings in 3 dimensional views that are used to create realistic views of a building or an object.  Perspective drawings help us show more than one view at once, for example, we can see two elevational drawings at once from a perspective drawing. Perspective View of a Building Perspective drawings have many… Continue reading Episode 8: Perspectives

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Episode 7: Creating Elevations

Elevations are side views of a building or an object. Elevations can either be exterior, which show the exterior sides of the building, or interior, which show an interior view of a building. Elevations usually show exterior views of windows, doors, walls, roofs, landscaping, human figures and various elements that help bring the design to… Continue reading Episode 7: Creating Elevations

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Episode 6: Creating Sections

Drawing a section can be very simple, yet complicating. If you do not have a decent understanding of building construction, it might give you a hard time. Nevertheless, we will try and proceed with this in the simplest way possible. Let’s start with Section A-A.

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Episode 5: Creating Roof Plans

You are at a stage where you have a functional floor plan. The next step to take would be to create a roof.  A roof is a building element that covers or forms the top of a building. There are various types of roofing designs. Here are 12 common roof designs. 12 Common Roof Types… Continue reading Episode 5: Creating Roof Plans

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Episode 4: Creating Floor Plans

A floor plan is a scaled drawing of a building which shows the layout of spaces and how they interact. A floor plan can also be described as a horizontal section of a building, it cuts through the walls and openings within a building. Today we’re going to dive back into the Preliminary Design Stage… Continue reading Episode 4: Creating Floor Plans

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Episode 3: Designing a Site Plan

A site plan is a visual representation of a building or a building complex describing its location and orientation in a plot of land and in relation to its context. A site plan is drawn in a two-dimensional view, and it is a view from the top, looking down onto the site. Site plans are… Continue reading Episode 3: Designing a Site Plan

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Episode 2: Understanding the Fundamentals of Design

Fundamentals of design or principles of designs are applied to the elements of design that bring them together into one design. How one applies these principles determine how successful a design maybe. They represent the basic rules of how to arrange a composition and create a successful design. In other words, they guide us in… Continue reading Episode 2: Understanding the Fundamentals of Design

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Episode 1: Introduction to Graphic Communication

How do we represent our designs as architects? We do so through either 2D or 3D drawings, but the bigger question is how do we communicate? How can a person you’ve never met understand your drawings without your presence? The answer is simple, through graphical communication. Drawings are made up of different elements such as… Continue reading Episode 1: Introduction to Graphic Communication