By: Top Quark aka Top Nasueb

Architecture drawing, in general, is the technical drawing of a building. Architect draws in order to communicate their design ideas and concepts. Their drawing shows client and future clients
Elevation plan
Elevation plan
the quality of the building; to contractors, it shows the constructing plans. It is also a mean to explore their ideas and concepts before executing it to final projects.
As an architect begins his/her drawing
process, they must follow certain architectural drawing conventions. The subject of conventions includes floor plan, site plan, elevation plan, cross section, isometric and axonometric perspective, size and scale, and detail drawings. Traditionally, architect draws in a black ink pen. The drawings are purely handcrafted. Their paper material
is commonly the tracing paper. Tracing paper allows the drawing to be transfer conveniently. With technology, computer software allows architect to draw digitally. This allows easy editing to
design, and more complex structures.
Scaling is very important in the process of Architecture drawing. Obviously, drawing to a full scale is not practical as it is enormously large, and therefore, architects resolve to scale their drawing. The typical scale in most architectural drawings are ½, ¼, 1/8, and 1/16 inch. Depending on the paper size and how much to include in the paper, drawings may be
place at a bigger or smaller scale.

For Modern Architecture

First floor plan

Second floor plan