ARC 187

Fundamentals of Architectural Drawings and Models

Frances Figg, Nancy Gardner and Alexandra Heitzman

ARC187 is a first course in architectural drawing and delineation. An architect thinks graphically and develops his concepts through sketches and detail drawings. He or she communicates ideas to clients and sells the design through drawings and models. The architect makes drawings to explain the construction requirements to the builder. Most of an architect's work is highly dependent on skill at drawing. The objective of this course is to enable the student to learn the proper tools and techniques for producing the various types of drawings and models which they will make use of in their professional career. This will include freehand sketches, orthographic projection, axonometrics, obliques, perspectives, shades and shadows, reflections, rendering techniques and models.

Prerequisite:  ARC109 or concurrent

Text: Ching, Francis. Architectural Graphics.

Course Outline:

Introduction to Composition
Project No. 1
Design tools - point, line, shape, form, volume, space, sequence, color, texture, light – sketching, lettering and shading techniques
Project No. 2 simple orthographic projection project – plan and elevations
Project No. 2
Compositional Tools: Image, Expressive of its function, Reminiscent (of something), Imitation of a historical style, Expressive of its structure, Complementary to context, Contrast to context, Grid and module, Focal Point
Project No. 3 – pen sketching
Project No. 4 - design small house facades
Project No. 5 - Build model of three houses
Project No. 6 – Design and build model of site for houses
Project No. 6 – Isometric and oblique pictorial drawings
Project No. 7 - 2 point Perspective
Project No. 8 – multi-point perspective
Project No. 8 - 3d drawings
Project No. 9 – model of interior
Project No. 9 –
Project No. 9
Final Exam - portfolio

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