Architectural Drawing - Level 1
Are you planning to study architectural and spatial design and want to develop or refresh your technical drawing skills? This course will help you to build your confidence and your ability to visualize and draw space by applying drawing methods to an individually developed project...
Taught by: Nahed Jawad.
Are you planning to study architectural and spatial design and want to develop or refresh your technical drawing skills? This course will help you to build your confidence and your ability to visualize and draw space by applying drawing methods to an individually developed project. The project will take you through the entire architectural design process, from conceptualization to final presentation.
As you engage with your project, you will learn:
- site observational sketching skills
- the conventions of technical scaled architectural drawings
- the basics of perspective and axonometric drawings
- the use of fundamental freehand drawings during design development
Who should take this course?
The course is aimed at:
- students planning to study of architecture and spatial design related fields
- individuals new to architecture who are keen to understand the language and practicalities of the design process
- professionals in any design or architectural discipline wanting to refresh their hand drawing skills
Entry requirements: None
Since 2006 Nahed Jawad has moved to London from her home in Damascus, worked at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) for three years, gained a Master's degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) in Design Research Laboratory (DRL) in 2010, taught at the Bartlett school of architecture, attended countless critiquing sessions--whether at The Bartlett, Westminster or Southbank--and most importantly became a PhD Candidate in Architectural Design at The Bartlett School of Architecture in 2012. Nahed is also Editor at LOBBY magazine, The Bartlett's newest publication.
Please bring with you for the first session:
- Sketchbook or notebook (A4 or A5 sizes are ideal)
- Pens for sketching, Extra Fine, Fine, Medium and thicker ( Uniball as an example)
- Clutch Pencil for technical drafting
- Sharpener for clutch pencil
- Eraser holder with an eraser
- Erasing shield
- Scale Rule with the following scales: 1:1/1:100, 1:20/1:200, 1:5/1:50, 1:1250/1:2500
- Tape measure ( at least 5 meters)
- Adjustable set square (20 cm minimum)
- A3 tracing pad (minimum 60 gsm - but a heavier weight may be better as it is more forgiving)
- Masking tape or Scotch (3M) Drafting Tape (25 mm wide)
- Simple A3 portfolio case or A3 carrying case
Items required for the latter half of the course:
- Felt tip technical drawing pens (in: 0.1 size nib, 0.3 size nib, 0.50 size nib)
- Adjustable compass (with drawing pen attachment)