Drawing from the Model
With advances in computing and the invention of computer-aided design (CAD) tools in the 1960s, the production of architectural drawing shifted from hand drafting to computer-aided drafting. Drawing from the Model presents design students and professionals with a broad overview of drawing and modeling in architectural representation.
The book starts with an overview of drawing, modeling, and computing, with descriptions and examples of drawings that range from hand sketching to computational visualizations. You’ll also learn about digital physics-based simulations and explore digital drawing and 3D modeling tools, techniques, and workflows for creating geometry in Robert McNeel & Associates Rhinoceros® (Rhino 6 for Windows) software. Moving ahead, you’ll be introduced to conventional architectural drawings, such as plans, sections, and elevations. In the end chapters, you’ll learn about computational design processes, scripting procedures for developing various types of incrementally varying patterns and get an overview of robotics and physical computing platforms.
By the end of this book, you’ll have digital drawing and modeling skill sets that are required in contemporary architectural education.