"Provides students with the tools to produce coherent case studies -- the bedrock of every architectural education"--
Provides keys to help make the experience of drawing architecture and cityscapes fun and rewarding, using composition, depth, scale, contrast, line and creativity.
Drawing is an important means to analyse information and develop rigorous arguments both conceptually and visually. Going beyond the how-to drawing manual, this book provides an instrumental approach to drawing, especially computer-generated drawings; it outlines how drawings should be used to convey clear and analytical information in the process of design, as well as the communication and discussion of a project. In depth examples are provided how to communicate effectively. The final section demonstrates how to transform case-studies, directly connecting an analytical approach with the design process.
Drawing for Urban Design explores a wide range of ways to represent the city, from freehand sketching to sophisticated computer models. Architects and urban planners need to describecities in the course of their work, be it through maps, diagrams, sketches, computer renderings, or models. This book provides an introduction to these techniques while explaining the processes associated with describing and designing urban environments—it is an invaluable visual handbook for representing the contemporary city.
Features access to video tutorials! Designed to help architects, planners, and landscape architects use freehand sketching to quickly and creatively generate design concepts, Freehand Drawing and Discovery uses an array of cross-disciplinary examples to help readers develop their drawing skills. Taking a "both/and" approach, this book provides step-by-step guidance on drawing tools and techniques and offers practical suggestions on how to use these skills in conjunction with digital tools on real-world projects. Illustrated with nearly 300 full color drawings, the book includes a series of video demonstrations that reinforces the sketching techniques.
A good sketch starts with good bones. Often challenging and overwhelming to sketchers, the fourth book in the Urban Sketching Handbook series uses drawings and simple steps to explain the concepts of perspective in practical and useful ways for on-site sketching. Most books are either too abstract or don't provide enough information that relates to what you actually do when you're out in the busy, wide world about to start a drawing. Where do you start? How do you edit what you see to flatten and shrink it onto your paper? How does perspective work? The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective helps you learn to think like an architect, to draw buildings and spaces by reducing what you see to simple, basic shapes, then adding layers in simple steps, and finally finishing your sketch with detail, tone, and color--in accurate perspective. Full of helpful tips, architect and illustrator, Stephanie Bower even de-constructs sketches to show you how to create them! Once you understand perspective, it will change the way you see the world--you'll see perspective everywhere. Some of the key concepts explored in this volume are: - Basic Terms - Basic Spatial Principles - Types of Perspective - Building a Sketch in Layers - Special Conditions
"Here, clearly demonstrated, are principles for constructing linear perspective drawings and experimental works of cinema that will help you use digital tools in the design studio. As an architect, your drawings need to examine how parts or spaces connect and relate in abstract, or analytical ways. These approaches to drawing and modeling will let you see the information that analytical graphics show. And you'll learn to use film in the same way. Author Thomas Forget explains how to construct linear perspective drawings and illustrates experimental movie-making strategies. By combining these two methods you can analyze and improve your drawings and increase your graphic literacy. He includes case studies of recent drawing, movie-making, and architecture created by practicing architects, such as Mies van der Rohe and Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis; by filmmakers, such as William Whyte and Thom Andersen; and by students, to show you the best of what's been done. And he presents the theory behind how to represent buildings that will inspire and get you thinking"--
Get great techniques, tips, and ideas from the Urban Sketching Handbook series in one place! With this thorough guide, discover how to sketch architecture and cityscapes, plus people and motion; learn drawing perspective; and see how easy it is to add color to artwork.
While there is a rich array of urban theory, design, and representation books available, there is currently no book which brings together, in a single volume, urban design theory and new digital technologies in urban information mapping, modeling, and 3D simulation. Based on two decades of practicing and teaching architecture, author Brian McGrath's Digital Modelling for Urban Design explores the new theories and technologies of digital modelling, focusing on how to create moving and interactive 3D drawing, skills useful in the context of urban theory, and design and representation. Fully illustrated with original maps, 3D models, and drawings and photographs, this innovative work introduces digital modelling to students, architects, designers, and planners interested in the processes key to shaping the urban environment.
Founded in 1990, Palmbout Urban Landscapes is now one of the leading urban planning offices in the Netherlands. It exemplifies current practices of urban planning in that country. Its approach is characterized by a constant search for a new relationship between urban planning, architecture, and landscape architecture. In this process of experimentation, Palmbout Urban Landscapes has established a profile not only in the field of the relationship between urban planning and architecture but above all in terms of mutual interactions between urban planning, the analysis and design of landscape, and infrastructure. The book documents some fifteen projects organized into six thematic blocks, including such extensive projects as Amsterdam Ijburg, a design for an urban extension to Amsterdam with a total area of 450 hectares, 18,000 residences, 100,000 square meters of office space, 30,000 square meters of stores, and other facilities, and Maastricht Belvedere, a restructuring of 280 hectares of a former industrial site with 4,000 residences, 100,000 square meters of office space, parking lots, and a vehicle bridge.
Offers information on how to draw convincing works of architecture even with little or no knowledge about perspective, design, or color theory.
Drawing from Practice explores and illuminates the ways that 26 diverse and reputable architects use freehand drawing to shape our built environment. Author J. Michael Welton traces the tactile sketch, from initial parti to finished product, through words, images, and photographs that reveal the creative process in action. The book features drawings and architecture from every generation practicing today, including Aidlin Darling Design, Alberto Alfonso, Deborah Berke, Marlon Blackwell, Peter Bohlin, Warren Byrd, Ellen Cassilly, Jim Cutler, Chad Everhart, Formwork, Phil Freelon, Michael Graves, Frank Harmon, Eric Howeler and Meejin Yoon, Leon Krier, Tom Kundig, Daniel Libeskind, Brian McKay Lyons, Richard Meier, Bill Pedersen, Suchi Reddy, Witold Rybczynski, in situ studio, Laurinda Spear, Stanley Tigerman, and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. Included is a foreword by Robert McCarter, architect, author and professor of architecture.
"This book gives you a foundation course in architectural design with an emphasis on architecture's creative aspects. Author Mo Zell introduces readers to architecture's visual language, offers a series of instructional tutorials about drawing, and more."--Back cover.
This book provided for the students of architecture, interior design and civil engineering with an essential information needed to illustrate the technical drawings of any object or building. Therefore, this book developed a practical handbook for the first year students to be familiar with the alphabetic of technical drawings. İt describes the range of graphic tools, techniques, and conventions that are required in technical and architectural drawingsz. The collected information is the authors years experience of teaching in this field. Ali the required information have been collected and edited in a way to have a comprehensive handbook to be applicable in one academic semester. İn this regard, it might be a good textbook for the instructors vvho are mostly dealing with the first year students to teach them the alphabetic of technical dravving. The content of this book and its chapters classified and developed in vvhich instructors vvill be able to apply the topics vveekly during one academic semester. İn each chapter, there are some classvvork and homework for the students. Since, this book has been developed based on European Credits Transfer System (ECTS) for one academic semester, instructors may follovv the proposed sequence of this book. İn view of that, the objectives of this book are: To familiarize students with the basic architectural dravving techniques, equipment and applications. To develop students’ ability in using drawing tools and techniques. To introduce the basic principles of dravving. To begin with the basic dravving exercises and continue with more complex studies. To understand different properties of three-dimensional objects and dravv the orthographic projection. To introduce the concept of scale and dimension. To become familiar with the concept of scale and dimensioning by considering line types and line vveights.
Drawing Futures brings together international designers and artists for speculations in contemporary drawing for art and architecture.Despite numerous developments in technological manufacture and computational design that provide new grounds for designers, the act of drawing still plays a central role as a vehicle for speculation. There is a rich and long history of drawing tied to innovations in technology as well as to revolutions in our philosophical understanding of the world. In reflection of a society now underpinned by computational networks and interfaces allowing hitherto unprecedented views of the world, the changing status of the drawing and its representation as a political act demands a platform for reflection and innovation. Drawing Futures will present a compendium of projects, writings and interviews that critically reassess the act of drawing and where its future may lie.Drawing Futures focuses on the discussion of how the field of drawing may expand synchronously alongside technological and computational developments. The book coincides with an international conference of the same name, taking place at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, in November 2016. Bringing together practitioners from many creative fields, the book discusses how drawing is changing in relation to new technologies for the production and dissemination of ideas.
Master the challenges of drawing on location with this collection of insider know-how and expert tips and techniques. Illustrator, architect, and international workshop instructor and Urban Sketcher Stephanie Bower has collected 101 of her best insider drawing tips, hacks, and techniques and shares them in this fully illustrated, portable book. Learn shortcuts to getting your perspective right, determining your composition, and balancing your light and shadow. This book collects many basic drawing techniques into one handy volume: How to draw a great line Using ellipses to draw arches How towers are like wedding cakes The importance of your eye level line in sketching and 97 things more! The book also features beautiful example illustrations from Urban Sketchers around the globe! Whether you are new to sketching or are an experienced artist, this book is chock-full of useful, practical, and clever tips to take your drawing to the next level. The Urban Sketching Handbook series offers location artists expert instruction on creative techniques, on-location tips and advice, and an abundance of visual inspiration. These handy references come in a compact, easy-to-carry format with an elastic band closure—perfect to toss in your backpack or artist’s tote.
This book is ideal for anyone with an interest in the visual character of the cities and buildings that frame our lives. Expert art tutor and writer Matthew Brehm helps you capture the life of the places where you work and spend your free time, and the places you visit in your travels. The skills and strategies presented here will help you make a visual record of the urban places you experience, and help you learn about these places in the process. Draw Buildings and Cities in 15 Minutes is a perfect addition to the successful Draw in 15 Minutes series. Responding to the popularity of the Urban Sketchers movement, expert artist Matthew Brehm teaches the reader how to capture the city environment speedily and successfully, while also teaching them essential drawing skills along the way.
The next inspiring instalment by artist and architect Klau Meir-Pauken, showing you how to sketch our industrial, hustling, urban world - and discover your inner artist. Reawaken the art of our ancestors and join the growing movement of reactionary artists, and learn how to capture our fast-paced world in this inspiring book by popular artist and author, Klaus Meier-Pauken. Beginning with useful advice on basic materials as well as priceless information on essential drawing techniques - from essential shapes, tone, colour and perspective to capturing moving subjects, composition and more - jump straight into a huge collection of creative exercises to help you build your skills, see your surroundings in a new artistic eye and draw faithful, raw sketches that breathe the life and flow of your city. Whether you are looking to discover your own sketching style, or to build on your existing knowledge, this book is packed with quick exercises to get you thinking, theory to build up your knowledge base, and dynamic artworks to inspire you. Make drawing a part of your consciousness now, and with it discover your home in a new light and your own creative potential.