EB144 – Engineering Drawing for Architects (1)

Course lecturer :

  • Dr. Nourhane El Haridi

Course assistant :

  • N/A

Course objectives :

To enable students to:
Understand and apply the technical principles and graphic fundamentals that relate to architectural drafting and visual presentation, explore and acquire practical skills and competencies that will be required for manual drawing, drafting and presentation in the field of architecture and develop the abilities and personal skills required to produce accurate, creative and high-quality architectural drawings. Perform freehand sketch representation; distinguish the basic concepts of two and three dimensional studio practice and visual communication. Materials will range from traditional drawing materials such as charcoal and pencil to digital photography. The course will encourage students to explore the use of diverse visual languages. Projects and sheets will be structured to deal with basic concepts and principles of architecture design.

Course description :

This studio course is an introduction to the free hand representation of nature, manufactured objects and the built environment, through introducing students to the basic concepts of two and three dimensional studio practice and visual communication. Materials will range from traditionarawing materials such as charcoal and pencil to digital photography. The course will encourage students to explore the use of diverse visual languages. Emphasis will be on both formal and conceptual issues, such as developing meaning through imagery, narrative, metaphor, and other visual modes in architecture. Projects and sheets will be structured to deal with basic concepts and principles of Architecture design. Students learn to use essential media while practicing descriptive methods. They get sufficient skills and confidence required to illustrate sceneries or abstract designs.

Course assessment :

Tutorial Assessment/ Open discussions/ Interactive Learning 15% Phase evaluations(assignments/ free hand sketches)15% Final Portfolio evaluation + Mini projects15% Mid-Term Written Exam 15% Final Written Exam 40%

Recommended text books :

Ching, F. D. (2004), Drawing: A Creative Process, Van Nostrand Reinolds N.Y, USA. Ching, F. D., (2001), Architecture Graphic, (6th edition), John Wiley & Sons. Inc., New Jersey.. Ching, F.D., (1996), \’A Visual Dictionary of Architecture\’, U.S.A

Recommended refrences :

Dominquez, E.R, (2005), Freehand Drawing For Architects and Interior Designers, USA. White, Edward T., (1986), Space Adjacency Analysis, Architectural Media Limited, Florida, USA. Van Dyke Scott, (1985), From Line to Design, American Planning Association, USA

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