Archilibs [architecture ad lib] is an experimental design lab exploring the verbalisation of architecture through visual constructs.

Archilibs is based in Central London established by Architect Bea Martin in 2012.

3d modelling

3d modelling 3D modeling (or three-dimensional modeling) is the process of developing a mathematical representation of any surface of an object in three dimensions via...

aerial perspective

aerial perspective or atmospheric perspective is a technique for rendering depth or distance by muting the hue, tone, and distinctness of objects perceived as receding...

aerography

aerography is a surrealist method in which a stencil used in spraypainting is replaced by a three-dimensional object...   aerography →

analytical drawing

analytical drawing relates to the drawing of lines to represent the three-dimensional structure and geometry of a form, proceeding generally from the whole to the...

analytique

analytique is an elevation drawing of a façade, surrounded by a decorative arrangement of drawings of important details and sometimes a plan or section of...

anamorphosis

anamorphosis is a distorted image that appears in natural form only when viewed at a special angle or reflected from a curved mirror...   3d modelling →

area plan

area plan a plan showing the principal elements of a design project in the wider context of its surrounding environment...   area plan →

automatic drawing

automatic drawing was developed by the surrealists, as a means of expressing the subconscious. In automatic drawing, the hand is allowed to move ‘randomly’ across...

axonometric

axonometric a paraline drawing of an axonometric projection, having all lines parallel to the three principal axes drawn to scale but diagonal and curved lines...

bulletism

bulletism is shooting ink at a blank piece of paper, then developing images based on what is seen...   bulletism →

Cabinet drawing

cabinet drawing is a paraline drawing of an oblique projection, having all lines parallel to the picture plane drawn to exact scale, and the receding...

calligramme

calligramme is a text or poem of a type developed by Guillaume Apollinaire in which the words or letters make up a shape, particularly a...

Cavalier drawing

cavalier drawing is a paraline drawing of an oblique projection, having the receding lines perpendicular to the picture plane drawn to the same scale as...

collage

collage is the assemblage of different forms creating a new whole.   collage →

conception drawing

conception drawing conception is a drawing of something that does not exist yet...   conception drawing →

construction drawings

construction drawings also called contract drawings or working drawings, are the portion of the contract documents showing accurate graphic or pictorial form the design, location,...

contour drawing

contour drawing is a technique of drawing lines to represent the contours of a subject, without shading or modelling of form...   contour drawing →

cross-contour drawing

cross-contour drawing the technique of drawing lines to represent a series of cuts across the surface of a form rather than its edges...   cross-contour drawing →

cubomania

cubomania a surrealist method of making collages in which a picture or image is cut into squares and the squares are then reassembled without regard...

cutaway

cutaway a drawing or model having an outer section removed to display its interior...

descriptive geometry

descriptive geometry the theory of making projections of three-dimensional objects on a plane surface in order to deduce their geometric properties and relationships...

design drawing

design drawing Any of the drawings made to aid in the visualisation, exploration, and evaluation of a concept in the design process...

diagram

diagram a simplified drawing showing the appearance, structure, or workings of something; a schematic representation...

draft

draft is a preliminary sketch of a design or plan, typically one subject to revision...

drafting

drafting a drawing done with the aid of such instruments as T-squares, triangles, compasses, and scales, specifically for the systemic representation and dimensional specification of...

elevation drawing

elevation drawing an elevation is an orthographic projection of an object or structure on a vertical picture plane parallel to one of its sides...

esquisse

esquisse a sketch showing the general features of a design or plan...

exploded view

exploded view an exploded view, or expanded view, is a drawing that shows the individual parts of a structure or construction separately but Indicates their...

floorplan

floorplan a plan is an orthographic projection of the top or section of an object or structure on a horizontal plane...

freehand drawing

freehand drawing the art, process, or technique of drawing by hand without the aid of drafting tools or mechanical divides, in order to represent or...

gesture drawing

gesture drawing a technique of drawing a single or multiple lines freely and quickly as a subject is visualised and perceptions of volume, mass, movement,...

grading plan

grading plan a plan showing the proposed finish contours and elevations of the ground surface of a construction site...

hybrid drawing

hybrid drawing any drawing that mixes and superimposes a variety of ideas, techniques or media into a new, meaningful image...

isometric

isometric Isometric comes from the Greek for “having equal measurement”. Isometric projection or isometric perspective is an axonometric projection of a three-dimensional object having its...

masterplan

masterplan a comprehensive urban plan of action…

military perspective

military perspective in a military projection, the horizontal sections are isometrically drawn so that the floor plans are not distorted and the verticals are drawn...

One-point perspective

one-point perspective is a linear perspective of a rectangular object or volume having a principal face parallel with the picture plane so that the vertical...

orthographic projection

orthographic projection is a way of drawing an 3D object from different directions. Usually a front, side and plan view is drawn so that a...

paraline obliques

paraline obliques a paraline oblique is a paraline drawing of an oblique projection, having all lines and faces parallel to the picture plane drawn to...

perspective drawing

perspective drawing any various techniques for representing three-dimensional objects and spatial relationships on a two-dimensional surface as they might appear to the eye...

rendering

rendering a rendering is a drawing, especially a perspective, of a building or interior space, artistically delineating materials, shades, and shadows, usually done for the...

section drawing

section drawing a section is an orthographic projection of an object or structure as it would appear if cut through by an intersecting plane to...

sketch

sketch A sketch is a simply or hastily executed drawing representing the essential features of an object or scene without the details often made as...

study drawing

study drawing a drawing executed as an educational exercise, produced as a preliminary to a final work, or made to record observations...

three-point perspective

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

two-point perspective

two-point perspective Two-point perspective is a linear perspective of a rectangular object or volume having two principal faces oblique to the picture plane, so that...

vignette

vignette is a drawing that is shaded off gradually into the surrounding paper so as to leave no definite line at the border...

graphie

the graphic language of the visual construct…