Peekaboo: Plan Oblique showing Cutaway

Plan oblique at 45°-45° axes angles and cutaway I traced this plan oblique with a cutaway because it is the perfect paraline drawing when you need to show facade roof and interior details. Since the plan...

Multi-oblique combination

Multi-oblique drawings offer a world of combinatorial views. I traced a simplified version of Jaeger Beach House by Rob Wellington Qhingley as a great example of how to combine different oblique views. These sort of paraline drawings...

Cube judgement system and how to quickly draw in three-point perspective

Three-point perspective regards linear perspective in which parallel lines along the width of an object meet at two separate points on the horizon and vertical lines on the object meet at a point on the...

Exterior Interior Elevation Oblique: The whole idea in one projection

Both exploded and expanded views are excellent tools for examining the way details are put together. I traced this wonderful drawing by Bolles-Wilson Architects, with less detail though. This is a perfect example of how to...

Orthographic Views: The three principal planes of projection

Ortho literally means 'right angle'. Orthographic projection refers to the transfer of images created by perpendicular projector rays, these rays are always parallel to each other. All three principal planes are perpendicular to one another. Each two-dimensional...

Frontal elevation oblique: The vertical dimention

Frontal elevation oblique 0° - 1:1 The frontal elevation oblique also termed a 0° planometric, does not create the illusion of the third dimension. This type of drawing allows us to see the vertical dimension. It...

Plan Oblique to show off the interior

Plan obliques are great to show off the interior. Plan obliques provide an unnatural but informative way of observing architecture. The spatial definition can be further enhanced by the use of tonal values.

‘Twined Up’: The concept design through massing studies

A “massing study” is an architectural way to visualize or understand the way that complex constraints impact the overall design of buildings. The main idea for the Wraklow Museum project was of interlacing, a push,...

The form of conceptual design in quick modelled frames

Modelling is a great tool that should be used at any stage of the design process. I normally present my conceptual models by extruding only the proposed project and leaving the rest of the site as...