“Redlines” is the word used by architects to reference the red ink that is used to mark up corrections that need to be made on architectural drawings.
Architectural Graphics are a topic that I discuss a lot, and today is no different. Do you use arrows or tick marks at the end of your leader lines?
It is time to focus our attention on the wayfinding devices of architectural drawings – today we are talking Architectural Graphics 101 – Symbols
This is Residential Architecture 101: Shower Design – where we will be talking about the decisions that go into designing a proper shower
Finish Schedules are a topic that I’ve been wanting to discuss for years. What do they look like, what information do you show, how do legends really work … all this and more.
There is a nostalgia associated with architects and sketching but is it still an integral part of the design process anymore?
It’s hard to believe that the Christmas Holidays are upon us and I haven’t shared with you my profound “How to Detail a Snowman” knowledge … mostly because I don’t have any since I live in Texas. Since I have a can-do attitude, I am going to share with you a little side project I was working on last week that involves the drawing of a snowman.
Pantries are one of those spaces that exist within every house that either get a lot of attention or no attention at all. With just a few design moves and considerations, you can turn a regular pantry into something amazing.
Architectural Graphics are a topic that it seems everybody has an interest in discussing – or at the very least, looking at for comparison purposes. After a very long hiatus, Architectural Graphics 101 is rising from the ashes like the proverbial Phoenix. It’s been 3 years and 16 days since my last architectural graphics post and just like the last time I had a steaming hot bowl of Wolf brand chili, that’s too long. Today we are tackling Architectural Title Blocks.
At one point or another, every architecture student or graduate has a portfolio of their work that they have agonized over creating. Portfolios are important, they demonstrate your range of skills and will most likely play a significant role in whether or not you land your dream job … so why do so many of them so ineffective? Today we are talking about the “Perfect Portfolio” and what that actually means.
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Depending on the time of the year, about 15% of the emails I receive have something to do with portfolios in some form or fashion. There are a handful of questions that get asked over and over again …
- What do they look like?
- What sort of information do I put in them?