Monthly Archives: November 2016

Graphics Standards Links and References


Allen, Edward, and Joseph Iano. The architect’s studio companion: rules of thumb for preliminary design. John Wiley & Sons, 2006.

Ching, Francis DK. Architecture: Form, space, and order. John Wiley & Sons, 2014.

Ching, Francis DK. Building construction illustrated. John Wiley & Sons, 2014.

Ching, Francis DK. Architectural graphics. John Wiley & Sons, 2015.

Ching, Francis DK. A visual dictionary of architecture. John Wiley & Sons, 2011.

Pressman, Andy. Architectural graphic standards. John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

Yee, Rendow. Architectural drawing: a visual compendium of types and methods. John Wiley & Sons, 2012.




Assignment 9B: Articulations

Assignment 9B: Articulations


Maintaining your groups of 3-4 students you will design and describe an articulated surface categorized by one of Antoine Picon’s three features of contemporary ornament; Texture, Pattern or Topology. This articulated surface is to be situated within one section of the metal sub-structure in the upstairs studio space (sections will be assigned to each group in class).


                                          Chris Wong 2014

Assignment 9B:

Each member of the group should develop a version of the assignment. You will digitally model this surface as a thickened solid as if you would be 3D printing the final result. Export renderings of your process to describe the steps that were taken to produce the final project. Create a matrix of the images and include a brief description that situates your project within one of the three ornamental strategies. Each Student should post their own surface investigations to their individual blogs.


-Matrix of Process Images: Rendered (simple no context)

-Final design situated in context: Rendered from a minimum of 2 views.

-Description of Project.

Compose all deliverables onto on 20” X 30” board and Post to your Blog by Noon on Sunday November 27.


Assignment 9- Fabrication Tools 1: Measured Contexts

For this assignment you will be documenting an existing space in EVDS.  This space while familiar to you (perhaps overly so) is designed with a series of elements and components that may not be immediately obvious to you.  Your task will be to document the fourth floor studio in teams of 3-4 students.  You will measure the room and take notes, produce a series of drawings that document the space and layout a document sheet that includes all of these drawings.

Required Drawings (Scope measure and draw to exterior wall surface of the room)

Annotated images, sketches and notes that are to be used to produce the final drawings.

Plan 1/8″ = 1′-0″ (call out all wall sections and elevations)

Wall Sections of each wall condition 1/4″ = 1′-0″

4 Interior Elevations 1/8″ = 1′-0″

1 Ceiling Plan 1/8″ = 1′-0″

CAD Drawings should be compiled and annotated appropriately on one sheet. Sketches and notes should be compiled on a separate sheet.

Due: Posted to Blog by Noon on Sunday, November 20. Bring a printed copy of your document to class for review on Monday, November 21.