A floor plan is the most fundamental architectural diagram, a view from above showing the arrangement of spaces in building in the same way as a map, but showing the arrangement at a particular level of a building. Technically it is a horizontal section cut through a building (conventionally at four feet / one metre and twenty centimetres above floor level), showing walls, windows and door openings and other features at that level. The plan view includes anything that could be seen below that level: the floor, stairs (but only up to the plan level), fittings and sometimes furniture. Objects above the plan level (e.g. beams overhead) can be indicated as dotted lines.
This week we’ll start by spending some more time working on our 11×17 isometric practice drawings. After that, we can move on to another 11×17 piece of iso paper to start our Isometric Towns; this will be an ongoing drawing that some of you might choose to continue working on during sketch journal time even after we move on to the next type of graphical projection.
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We can start with the typical overview introduction, provided this time by Wikipedia:
Graphical projection is a protocol, used in technical drawing, by which an image of a three-dimensional object is projected onto a planar surface without the aid of numerical calculation. The projection is achieved by the use of imaginary “projectors”. The projected, mental image becomes the technician’s vision of the desired, finished picture. By following the protocol the technician may produce the envisioned picture on a planar surface such as drawing paper. The protocols provide a uniform imaging procedure among people trained in technical graphics (mechanical drawing, computer aided design, etc.).
Schoology has come to Walter Reed.
The LAUSD is in the process of adopting a Learning Management System (LMS) called Schoology at all middle schools and high schools starting this Fall. Students will be able to use schoology to view assignments, access resources and materials, and view grades and due dates. Open up the full post to see what you’ll need to do to start using Schoology.
As the Spring semester comes quickly to a close I have one more medium size project planned for Architecture & Design. I had planned for a commercial space design project but with the limited time left I think I want to try something different.
According to the American Society of Landscape Architects:
Landscape architects analyze, plan, design, manage, and nurture the built and natural environments. Landscape architects have a significant impact on communities and quality of life. They design parks, campuses, streetscapes, trails, plazas, and other projects that help define a community.
This post will serve as a collection of great reference and advice from a variety of different artists tackling our favorite subject of the moment: perspective drawing!
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As we start the Expressionist Architecture project I would like to take what we’ve learned in the Fall semester and begin to apply those three main drawing modes to our rough preparatory work: elevation drawings, plan view drawings, and isometric projection.