Graphic Design for Architects

Graphic Design for Architects
Author: Karen Lewis
Release: 2015-06-26
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781317552352
Language: en
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Graphic Design for Architects is a handbook of techniques, explanations and examples of graphic design most relevant to architects. The book covers a variety of scales of graphic design, everything from portfolio design and competition boards, to signage and building super-graphics – to address every phase of architectural production. This book combines and expands on information typically found in graphic design, information design, and architectural graphics books. As architectural communication increases to include more territory and components of a project, it is important for designers to be knowledgeable about the various ways in which to communicate visually. For instance, signage should be designed as part of the process – not something added at the end of a project; and the portfolio is a manifestation of how the designer works, not just an application to sell a design sensibility. In thinking about architecture as a systematic and visual project, the graphic design techniques outlined in this book will help architects process, organize and structure their work through the lens of visual communication. Each chapter is titled and organized by common architectural modes of communication and production. The chapters speak to architects by directly addressing projects and topics relevant to their work, while the information inside each chapter presents graphic design methods to achieve the architects’ work. In this way, readers don’t have to search through graphic design books to figure out what’s relevant to them – this book provides a complete reference of graphic techniques and methods most useful to architects in getting their work done.

Graphic Design for Architects

Graphic Design for Architects
Author: Karen Lewis
Release: 2015-06-26
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781317552369
Language: en
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Graphic Design for Architects is a handbook of techniques, explanations and examples of graphic design most relevant to architects. The book covers a variety of scales of graphic design, everything from portfolio design and competition boards, to signage and building super-graphics – to address every phase of architectural production. This book combines and expands on information typically found in graphic design, information design, and architectural graphics books. As architectural communication increases to include more territory and components of a project, it is important for designers to be knowledgeable about the various ways in which to communicate visually. For instance, signage should be designed as part of the process – not something added at the end of a project; and the portfolio is a manifestation of how the designer works, not just an application to sell a design sensibility. In thinking about architecture as a systematic and visual project, the graphic design techniques outlined in this book will help architects process, organize and structure their work through the lens of visual communication. Each chapter is titled and organized by common architectural modes of communication and production. The chapters speak to architects by directly addressing projects and topics relevant to their work, while the information inside each chapter presents graphic design methods to achieve the architects’ work. In this way, readers don’t have to search through graphic design books to figure out what’s relevant to them – this book provides a complete reference of graphic techniques and methods most useful to architects in getting their work done.

Graphic Design for Architects

Graphic Design for Architects
Author: Karen Lewis
Release: 2015-03-26
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0415522609
Language: en
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A studio handbook of techniques, explanations and examples of successful graphic design relevant to architects - this book covers a variety of scales of graphic design, everything from portfolio design and competition boards, to signage and building super-graphics - to address every stage of the reader's architectural career. Beautifully illustrated in full color, a global range of cases bring the principles to life.

Graphic Design for Architects

Graphic Design for Architects
Author: Karen Lewis
Release: 2015-03-26
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0415522617
Language: en
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A studio handbook of techniques, explanations and examples of successful graphic design relevant to architects - this book covers a variety of scales of graphic design, everything from portfolio design and competition boards, to signage and building super-graphics - to address every stage of the reader's architectural career. Beautifully illustrated in full color, a global range of cases bring the principles to life.

Graphic Design and Architecture A 20th Century History

Graphic Design and Architecture  A 20th Century History
Author: Richard Poulin
Release: 2012-11
Editor: Rockport Pub
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9781592537792
Language: en
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This innovative volume is the first to provide the design student, practitioner, and educator with an invaluable comprehensive reference of visual and narrative material that illustrates and evaluates the unique and important history surrounding graphic design and architecture. Graphic Design and Architecture, A 20th Century History closely examines the relationship between typography, image, symbolism, and the built environment by exploring principal themes, major technological developments, important manufacturers, and pioneering designers over the last 100 years. It is a complete resource that belongs on every designer’s bookshelf.

Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers

Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers
Author: Paul Laseau
Release: 2000-08-03
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 262
ISBN: 0471352926
Language: en
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The essential design companion-now in an up-to-date new edition For architects, drawing is more than a convenient way to communicate ideas; it is an integral part of the creative process that has a profound impact on thinking and problem-solving. In Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers, Third Edition, Paul Laseau demonstrates that more versatile and facile sketching leads to more flexible, creative approaches to design challenges. To encourage this flexibility and stimulate graphic thinking, he introduces numerous graphic techniques that can be applied in a variety of situations. He also helps readers acquire a solid grasp of basic freehand drawing, representational drawing construction, graphic note-taking, and diagramming. Important features of this new edition include: * Easy-to-understand discussions supported by freehand illustrations * A new format with superior representation of techniques and concepts * Dozens of new and updated illustrations * Extensive coverage of new technologies related to the graphic thinking process For architects and students who want to maximize their creativity, Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers is a valuable tool in the pursuit of architectural solutions to contemporary design problems.

Visual Communication for Architects and Designers

Visual Communication for Architects and Designers
Author: Margaret Fletcher
Release: 2020-09-28
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780429640315
Language: en
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Visual Communication for Architects and Designers teaches you the art of designing a concise, clear, compelling and effective visual and verbal presentation. Margaret Fletcher has developed a reference manual of best practices that gives you the necessary tools to present your work in the best way possible. It includes an impressive 750 presentation examples by over 180 designers from 24 countries in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Oceania and Africa. This book offers actionable advice to solve a variety of complex presentation challenges. You will learn how to: Understand differences in communication design, representation design and presentation design and know how to use these skills to your advantage; Structure the visual and verbal argument in your presentation; Design your presentation layouts, architectural competitions, boards and digital presentations; Manage issues related to the presentation of architectural and design ideas; Present yourself professionally. Your ability to communicate your design ideas to others is an invaluable and important skill. Visual Communication for Architects and Designers shows you how to develop and implement these skills and gain command of your presentations.

Architectural Graphics

Architectural Graphics
Author: Frank Ching
Release: 2014-05-16
Editor: Elsevier
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781483142043
Language: en
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Architectural Graphics focuses on the techniques, methodologies, and graphic tools used in conveying architectural ideas. The book takes a look at equipment and materials, architectural drafting, and architectural drawing conventions. Discussions focus on drawing pencils, technical drawing pens, set squares/templates, circle templates/compasses, line weight/line types, drafting technique, drawing circular elements, floor plan, doors and windows in plan, stairs, wall indications, plan grids, and site boundaries. The manuscript examines rendition of value and context and graphic symbols and lettering. Topics include tonal values, media and techniques, value/texture rendition, material rendition, shades and shadows, people, furniture, graphic representation symbols, and hand lettering. The text explores freehand drawing and architectural presentations, including freehand sketching, graphic diagraming, and sketching equipment. The publication is a valuable reference for architects interested in doing further studies in architectural graphics.

Graphic Connections in Architecture

Graphic Connections in Architecture
Author: Rsm Design
Release: 2021-04-23
Editor: Visual Profile Books
Pages: 274
ISBN: 1733064877
Language: en
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The psychology of design is an essential ingredient in connecting people to place. More than simply decorating the side of a building, architectural graphic design is critical to establishing the purpose of a space, the visitor's place within it, and helping to shape the overall experience. Architectural graphic design is about creating a vocabulary of design elements that reinforces the architecture and helps define the context for a place that people will connect with. Subtleties in design can have a huge impact. A different typeface can completely change the vibe of a place. A well-placed bench can bring moments of comfort. A cool graphic can inspire selfies in the parking lot. These are the emotional connections that drive people, the unconscious aspects that create resonance and transform a visit into an experience. The creative work of RSM Design is the transformative process that turns bricks, glass, steel, and concrete into a place with soul and style. We create places for people to linger, we guide them to new destinations, we facilitate shared experiences. Design is more than an aesthetic overlay and goes beyond making environmental elements look good to express the essence of a place and profoundly connect it to the people that will inhabit and visit the place. The work of RSM Design lives at the intersection of the grandeur of architecture and the beauty of the human spirit.

Forms of Inquiry

Forms of Inquiry
Author: Zak Kyes
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 168
ISBN: 1902902629
Language: en
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This text presents a selection of graphic designers who base their work in critical research. Their self-propelled inquiries re-examine the relationship between graphic design, architecture and the urban landscape by compiling a selective genealogy of architecture as seen through the prism of contemporary graphic design.

Architectural Design Graphics

Architectural Design Graphics
Author: Marco Ciriello
Release: 2002
Editor: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Pages: 520
ISBN: UOM:39015055877941
Language: en
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This text is a reference to the transmittal of technical data through architectural and interior-design drawings. Topics covered include new construction and remodeling, building-systems drawings, and siting and landscaping issues.

Archi Graphic

Archi Graphic
Author: Frank Jacobus
Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: Laurence King Publishing
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1780676190
Language: en
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This informative and engaging book uses a variety of inventive infographics to take an unusual look at architecture in a way that would not be possible with words and images alone. Through a variety of different infographics it compares, for example, the range of materials and colours used by different architects, the relative locations of their buildings, who influenced who, and which architects are the most discussed. It also approaches architecture from more unconventional angles with spreads that show the kinds of architecture favoured by dictators, the networks of love affairs that architects got entangled in; the defining facial features of famous architects and so on. Irreverent and entertaining, this book will appeal to all those with an interest in architecture or infographics.

Design Energy Simulation for Architects

Design Energy Simulation for Architects
Author: Kjell Anderson
Release: 2014-01-23
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 270
ISBN: 9781317915683
Language: en
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Leading architectural firms are now using in-house design simulation to help make more sustainable design decisions. Taking advantage of these new tools requires understanding of what can be done with simulation, how to do it, and how to interpret the results. This software-agnostic book, which is intended for you to use as a professional architect, shows you how to reduce the energy use of all buildings using simulation for shading, daylighting, airflow, and energy modeling. Written by a practicing architect who specializes in design simulation, the book includes 30 case studies of net-zero buildings, as well as of projects with less lofty goals, to demonstrate how energy simulation has helped designers make early decisions. Within each case study, author Kjell Anderson mentions the software used, how the simulation was set up, and how the project team used the simulation to make design decisions. Chapters and case studies are written so that you learn general concepts without being tied to particular software. Each chapter builds on the theory from previous chapters, includes a summary of concept-level hand calculations (if applicable), and gives comprehensive explanations with graphic examples. Additional topics include simulation basics, comfort, climate analysis, a discussion on how simulation is integrated into some firms, and an overview of some popular design simulation software.

Graphics for Architecture

Graphics for Architecture
Author: Kevin Forseth
Release: 1991-01-16
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 258
ISBN: 0471289426
Language: en
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Graphics for Architecture Kevin Forseth with David Vaughan A thorough understanding of design drawing enhances the designer's ability to reason out difficult graphic constructions and to select or create appropriate means for depicting buildings and environments. This fully illustrated guide presents the most effective methods for mechanically constructing architectural plans, elevations, sections, paralines, perspectives, and shadows. All methods are described in basic principles of perspective geometry. Throughout the volume many pictorial drawings illuminate the connection between step-by-step procedures for constructing design drawings and the abstract concepts underlying orthographic, oblique, and perspective projections. For formulating graphics work-book problems around paraline construction the guide includes a notation system for describing an unlimited range of paraline-oblique drawings. A shortcut method for casting shadows in plan and elevation is useful for modeling shadows in architectural site plans and for obtaining fast design results. In addition there are eight different step-by-step procedures for setting up and constructing one and two-point perspective. Common-method perspectives are presented in the context of a drafting-board surface, and perspectives without plan are discussed as interiors, exteriors, and sections. Combining carefully organized learning sequences with the quick reference qualities of a handbook, this volume is an excellent reference source for the architectural office or studio as well as an easy-to-follow manual for students.

Graphic Design Discourse

Graphic Design Discourse
Author: Henry Hongmin Kim
Release: 2018-03-20
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 456
ISBN: 9781616896720
Language: en
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If the aim of graphic design is to communicate meaning clearly, there's an irony that the field itself has struggled between two contradictory opposites: rote design resulting from a rigorous, fixed set of rules, and eccentric design that expresses the hand of the artist but fails to communicate with its audience. But what if designers focused on process and critical analysis over visual outcome? Through a carefully selected collection of more than seventy-five seminal texts spanning centuries and bridging the disciplines of art, architecture, design history, philosophy, and cultural theory, Graphic Design Discourse: Evolving Theories, Ideologies, and Processes of Visual Communication establishes a new paradigm for graphic design methodologies for the twenty-first century. This illuminating anthology is essential reading for practicing designers, educators, and students trying to understand how to design in a singular, expressive way without forgoing clear and concise visual communication.

Graphic Problem Solving for Architects and Designers

Graphic Problem Solving for Architects and Designers
Author: Paul Laseau
Release: 1986
Editor: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
Pages: 148
ISBN: 0442259883
Language: en
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Operative Design

Operative Design
Author: Anthony di Mari
Release: 2013-07-01
Editor: BIS Publishers
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9063692897
Language: en
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The core idea for this book is the use of operative verbs as tools for designing space. These operative verbs abstract the idea of spatial formation to its most basic terms, allowing for an objective approach to create the foundation for subjective spatial design. Examples of these verbs are expand, inflate, nest, wist, lift, embed, merge and many more. Together they form a visual dictionary decoding the syntax of spatial verbs. The verbs are illustrated with three-dimensional diagrams and pictures of designs which show the verbs 'in action'. This approach was devised, tested, and applied to architectural studio instruction by Anthony Di Mari and Nora Yoo while teaching at Harvard University's Career Discovery Program in Architecture in 2010. As instructors and as recent graduates, they saw a need for this kind of catalogue from both sides - as a reference manual applicable to design students in all stages of their studies, as well as a teaching tool for instructors to help students understand the strong spatial potential of abstract operations.

Graphic Design Rules

Graphic Design Rules
Author: Tony Seddon,Sean Adams,Peter Dawson,John Foster
Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 428
ISBN: 9781616899233
Language: en
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DON'T use comic sans (except ironically!) but DO worship the classic typefaces like Helvetica and Garamond. Graphic Design Rules is a handy guide for professional graphic designers, students, and laymen who incorporate graphic design into their job or small business. Packed with practical advice, this spirited collection of design dos and don'ts takes readers through 365 rules like knowing when to use a modular grid—and when to throw the grid out the window. All designers will appreciate tips and lessons from these highly accomplished authors, who draw on years of experience to help you create good design.

Architectural Graphic Standards

Architectural Graphic Standards
Author: Charles George Ramsey,Harold Reeve Sleeper
Release: 1971
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 695
ISBN: OCLC:861385805
Language: en
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Design Drawing Techniques

Design Drawing Techniques
Author: Sue Goodman,Tom Porter
Release: 2013-05-13
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 146
ISBN: 9781135141523
Language: en
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An invaluable tool for the architect, artist and graphic designer, `Design Drawing Techniques' shows how each element of an orthographic or perspective drawing can be produced in a variety of ways. Enriched with details culled from the work of successful and well known architects, this book provides a much needed alternative to existing texts.