Journal for Geometry and Graphics, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 59 - 65 (1997)

Perspective Drawing in the Architectural Design Process

Witold Gilewicz, Lidia Gilewicz

Division of Descriptive Geometry, Faculty of Architecture,
Cracow University of Technology,
ul. Warszawska 24, PL 31-155 Krakow, Poland

Abstract: The paper deals with the problems of the significance of a perspective drawing in the architectural design. The role of a perspective as a final presentation drawing in the project is not doubtful. Far more complex is its importance throughout the design process. At the beginning of this process perspective sketches become a graphic medium for design associations, a quick notation of ideas and a field of research for connections between the designed object and its surrounding. During such a process the perspective sketch checks the correctness of the spatial relations and helps modifying architecture. The recalling of pictorial notes from a project which was carried out for an architectural competition in Madrid serves as an illustration of the discussed problem. The several sketches show how the perspective drawing acts as a design tool as well as a mean of pictorial communication.

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