In a couple of months I'll be giving my first public workshop on landscape graphics. Since this workshop is only one of many at a larger conference I felt it was necessary to not require participants to bring along drawing tools, so I've been working hard to come up with ways to practice these skills in a simple way...which hopefully benefits you too (look way below for a fun practice sheet!). One of the skills I'll be discussing is drawing plant symbols. I've shown the steps of drawi...
Site Analysis: Visualizing a Site Analysis Ever wonder how the environment and natural surroundings will affect the design of a home? Here is a sample of a typical site analysis we think through in the design process, and sometimes illustrate for the client. The interplay of the building mass and natural features, such as trees, sun path, wind patterns, and the form of the land are important items to consider and can help ensure that the site is utilized to maximum advantage.
architecturesketch: Flight Theme Park Sketches This is an impressive presentation of a proposal. I recommend seeing the whole original post: http://www.eirannejad.com/2008/06/08/flight-theme-park-sketches/
Mustafa Najmaldin This is a series of diagrams illustrating different aspects of the site around a Nurosmaniye project, including circulation of cars and pedestrians, connections, and public spaces. These are successful diagrams because they each take an aspect and break them down in similar ways, in that they all can be understood from the same size map, but illustrated in different, but clear ways.