Studio vs Arch Tech

Ok so, all Archi students out there know the diff between a Studio Presentation drawing and a Technical one.. but for those of you that dont, basically architecture students will do two seperate sets of drawings,

1- Studio style- Presented nice, rendered to the highest quality, photoshoped, cropped, contextualized… completely obsessed about really!!   and

2- Technical style- Usually black and white. Includes all the structure, services, generally for builders and council folk to see how it will be built. aka boring stuff really.

These two styles are about as different as Red and Blue.. But my question comes as what if they were one in the same……?

Hard to make a Services Schematic drawing look good, but the basic elements in this one explain what they need to but bring in the desperate need for colour, which all presentation drawings need to stop us instantly switching off and falling asleep whilst reading them.

Roof Garden Detail I designed for a studio Project of mine last year.

Balcony Detail- Showing Colour/Materials/Textures as well as the structrual detailing

Long Section drawing- this drawing lends a little more towards the Studio style but if you look carefully the expressed beams and columns reveal its technical requirements. I wanted to get a quite graphic feel to this drawing hence the resistance of bold colour and the slighly more saturated subtle presentation.

Cross sections are difficult to punch up as drawings, they tend to become flat and therefore less dramatic. It took me some time but im really happy with the way this drawing came out. And hey count the double tee flooring system!!!



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