Arh_170_ol2: projective drawing and perspective

4.1 [Project 2] Case Study, Part 1


Research your assigned building using the resources outlined in
the module. This research should encompass both written
information about the building—its design, architect, and
significance (information which you should collect, cite and
summarize)—and also photos and drawings that describe the
project, including:

● Site Plan
● Plans*
● Sections*
● Elevations*
● Axonometrics
● Perspectives
● Diagrams
● Photos of Building (Exterior and Interior)*



Please review module content on good research
practices before commencing your research work.

Building Analysis

Use your collection of photographs and drawings to understand the

● Building’s relationship to the site:
○ Where is the building located? What is the surrounding

context (urban, rural, suburban, coastal) and climate?
Which direction is the building oriented—where is north,
south, east, and west? Are certain spaces deliberately
facing one orientation or another? Are there views in a
certain direction?

○ What is the entry condition? How does one get to the
building and enter it? What is the building’s relationship
to the ground?

○ Are some spaces more connected to or separated from
the site?

● Building’s interior organization:
○ Are there structural or spatial grids, or bearing walls that

regulate the space? Can you find a module, or pattern of
dimensions or proportions that repeat?

○ What is the circulation sequence from the entrance to the
various programs?

Include answers to these questions as part of your written

Numerate each section and elevation drawing you have found (A, B,
C, etc.), and every photograph (#1, #2, etc.). On reduced-size plans
(approximately 8.5 x 11 inches), indicate the following:

● Draw and label cut lines that correspond to each of the
section drawings you have found (including arrows to indicate
which side the section drawing faces);

● Label each side of the plan with the correct corresponding
elevation drawing label;

● Mark in plan where each photograph is describing (minimum
of 5 photographs) similar to this:

Submit all visual materials you have collected, with their individual
number/letter as their file name (e.g, SchindlerHouse_2.jpg), as well
as the marked plan you have created.


Based on your research and analysis of the building, create a
minimum of four (4) sketches that you feel best capture the most
significant aspects of your project’s design. These can be your
capturing of the building’s form or ordering in perspective or
axonometric, a study of the building’s facade(s), your delineation of
a significant space of the building, or even your own self-generated
diagram explaining the building’s design.

Drawing Scale

Scale the floor plans and sections you have found such that they
will print at ¼”=1′-0″, or 1:50 metric. (See Module 3 content and
video demonstration on how to scale drawings.) Once printed,
double-check that you have printed them at the correct scale. You
should also test between drawings, to ensure all printed drawings
are at the same scale. Between plans, for instance, find either a
common column grid or set of stairs, and test that they measure
out equally in the two plans. Between plans and sections, you can
measure overall lengths of the building. (See video demonstration
for more instruction and example.) If one is inconsistent, find the

more correctly-scaled drawing, and enlarge or reduce the
problematic drawing to match.

If your drawings are not able to fit onto a 24 x 36 inches sheet at ¼”
scale, discuss with your instructor an alternative scale to use.

Drawing the Plan(s)

Consider which drawings are critical to understanding your
project’s design. Determine with your instructor the drawings you
are responsible to complete for your project. Test that these
drawings can fit on a 24 x 36 inch sheet, with at least 3-4 inches of
white space (margin) around each side.

Start with drawing the plan. On your sheet of paper, ghost in the
approximate overall size of the plan onto your sheet, to ensure
sufficient and consistent margins on each side. Review how to
construct drawings in layers from the module content and reading.
Be sure to add in appropriate hierarchy of line weights to
communicate what is cut versus in elevation. And remember, as
stated in your reading, the plane of the horizontal cut in a plan is
usually located about four (4) feet above the floor.

For some projects, it can be helpful to show what is happening
above the cut plane; for instance, if there are changes in the ceiling
plane that aid in the understanding of the space the plan shows.
These edges can be shown as dashed lines in your plans. Lastly,
label each sheet with your name, class, the project name, and,
under each drawing, the correct drawing title and drawing scale.

See video tutorial on how to draw graphic scale and north arrow:


If you are drawing more than one plan, make sure that
the plan drawings are aligned on or between pages.
Secondly, follow the steps described in the module to
construct your plan(s)—Do not simply trace or copy
the printed drawings; this is easily surmised by
instructors and you will failed this project


Scan your completed drawings and submit by posting
to the Project Assignment topic. Ensure your scan is
of sufficiently high resolution and contrast to visibly
capture your construction lines as well as your final
lines, and that the drawing is legible, and not
pixelating when zooming in.


● To understand how to read and convey architectural
information about a building through plan, section and
elevation drawings

● To utilize the architectural drawing conventions of plan,
elevation and section to analyze and accurately and
conceptually communicate a building’s form and design.


● Lead Pencil
● Trace Paper
● Vellum Paper
● T-Square or Mayline
● Architectural Scale
● Triangle(s)
● Compass (as may be needed)
● French Curves (as may be needed)

Due Date

This work is due by the end of this module.

Submission Directions

Please submit your work to this topic and upload your images as a
JPEG file.

Use the following file-naming convention:

● 4_1_yourlastname_Project 2_Sketch_01.jpg
● 4_1_yourlastname_Project 2_Sketch_02.jpg, etc.

Read Carefully: Once approved your selection will be
with you for the remainder of the course

For this assignment, you’ll start by choosing a building to

A. School Farm, by Felipe Grallert Architects

B. School in Montrottier, by Tekhne Architects


C. Select a project of your choice and let me know your selection
for approval.

Choose wisely, the project selected will be with you for the rest of
the course. Each module moving forward will build on your
previous module assignments. Very important.

Any selection must include a downloadable plan/section/elevation;
be no more than 2 stories; and modest in footprint. Set yourself up
for success, not failure. Keep it simple.

If you are not familiar with the Archdaily website library of projects,
take some time to explore the contents. Select Option A if you have
difficulty choosing a case study from Archdaily.

There are hundreds of projects with a significant amount of
material for research. Consider it one stop shopping.

Let me know your selection by responding in this topic. VERY

Go for it! And let the real fun begin……..More inspiration in the link

A. School Farm Felipe Grallert Architects Challenging

B. School in Montrottier Tekhnê Architects More Challenging

C. House In Sèvres Advanced (or research and select from

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