Representational Techniques for Architecture

Nicola Crowson, Lorraine Farrelly

Research output: Book/ReportBook


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.

It contains case studies 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. Project sections encourage students to explore further the techniques that they have acquired.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherFairchild Books
Number of pages184
ISBN (Electronic)B00S970PYC
ISBN (Print)9781472527851
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2014


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