Archives For architectural sketching

Want to see some of the best architectural delineations in the world? You’ve come to the right place because today is a special day –

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Trying New Things

Bob Borson —  September 28, 2015 — 90 Comments

Why would anybody in their right mind indicate shadows on construction drawings? Contractors don’t build shadows and therefore, they shouldn’t be drawn.

But what if the shadows actually helped?

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Sketchapalooza

Bob Borson —  August 10, 2015 — 34 Comments

Is it important for an architect to sketch well? What if they can sketch “well enough”?
I have developed my own sort of sketching style and while it isn’t art, I can’t imagine the design process occurring without picking up a pen and sketching.

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Architectural scale figures play a fairly large role in allowing people to imprint scale on to a conceptual design. Of course, this only works when the scale figures you use are the right size.

FYI – children that are capable of dancing aren’t typically 21″ tall – that’s the size of a newborn baby.

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Do Architects hang on to their sketches? I generate a lot of sketches in the process of being an architect and historically speaking, I throw them away. Am I crazy?

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While 2014 isn’t technically over yet, it isn’t going to stop me from looking back at all the articles I wrote over the year to see which ones represented the very best that 2014 had to offer.

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Delineation is a fancy word for drawings, and if you like architectural drawings, you’ve come to the right place!

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