Thursday, February 7, 2013

Various Types of Architectural Drawings

Architectural Drawings are the Graphical Representations of Any Particular Proposed Building or An Architectural Project.

The 3d architectural drawings are generally developed by the structural engineers and the architects.

The drawings depict multiple aspects such as the shape, size, geographical position, orientation and the type of the materials used in the architectural models. The architectural drawings developed are of various types, which exhibit the different aspects of the building.

These are as Follows:

1) Site drawings: The site drawings or the site plans are the general drawings as viewed from the top. They exhibit the layout of the entire building site showing all the details superficially. The site drawings are meant to provide general horizontal and vertical views of the drawings. They may also represent any external features such as landscaping and underground drainage systems etc.
2) Floor plans: Floor plans are the detailed drawings providing the layouts of all the internal sections of the particular architectural project. Users can clearly visualize as how the defined space is being divided into segments. The floor plans depict details such as the size and arrangement of the separate rooms, the wall patterns, dimensions and the location of the doors and windows etc.
3) Sectional plans: The sectional plans or drawings are the vertical cut through representations of the structures. The number of sectional views or drawings that would be required depends upon the size and plans of the particular architectural project.

Generally, two basic sectional architectural drawings are always required. One is developed as a longitudinal section traversing the length of the architecture and another is the cross section, which traverses along the width of the architecture.
4) Elevation drawings: The elevation drawings depict a flat view of the building from one side. The elevation drawings are meant to show both the internal and external faces of the buildings. Along with it, other features such as the opening of the doors and windows are also represented.
5) Assembly drawings: The assembly architectural drawings show a comprehensive outline of the whole architectural project comprising of the various individual elements such as the floors, roofs, walls and the foundations. The assembly drawings better represent the connections and coordination between the different elements of the building.
The drawings play an important role in visualizing and analyzing the different architectural concepts prior to the physical design and development phase.

Nikunj Patel

Nikunj Patel is a design engineer working at Architectural Modeling India for the past 4 years. He loves designing Expert industrial equipments and can always be found in the lab discussing, brainstorming and tweaking designs. He has also worked on architectural projects taking interest in every aspect of design and analysis.


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