Basics Interior Architecture: Drawing Out the Interior

Author(s): Ro Spankie


"Basics Interior Architecture: Drawing out the Interior" aims to provide an introduction to the representation of interior space through drawing and model. It introduces the reader to a range of techniques and methods and describes when and where to use them. Starting with what is meant by interior architecture and why designers draw in the first place, it goes on to explore what one might draw and when. This book is not a manual of graphic techniques but a reference and inspiration to the types of drawing and ways of making images available. It considers the idea that the method we choose to draw with influences the way we think and therefore what we design. With sketches and drawings from Le Corbusier, Iannis Xenakis, Mies van der Rohe, Project Orange and Carlo Scarpa.

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"This is a lively little book which redresses the importance of drawn imagery - in its myriad forms, to the process of designing. The format and imagery is well suited to the design student seeking to find new devices to support their design communication." Werner Richter, University Campus Suffolk, UK.

Ro Spankie trained as an architect and has a Masters in Computing and Design. She has worked as an architect and a furniture designer as well as a lecturer. She is currently programme leader for Interior Architecture at Oxford Brookes University. Fascinated by the role of the drawing in the design process, she has exhibited and published work related to the architectural interior both in the UK and abroad.

Introduction. How to get the most out of this book. The design process: What is interior architecture?; Why draw?; What is drawing?; Drawing conventions. Thinking drawings: Programme brief; Concept board; Use; Space-time; Inspiration; Sketch; Diagram. Drawing to measure: Scale and proportion; Orthographic projection; Developed surface or unfolded wall plan; Axonometric and isometric; Detail; Survey drawing. Drawing space: Perspective; Physical model: Digital model; CADCAM; Animation. Drawing effect: Light; Colour; Pattern; Texture; Illusion; Furniture. Hybrid techniques: Borrowed mediums; Collage and montage; Storyboard; Layout. Glossary. Acknowledgements.

General Fields

  • : 9782940373888
  • : AVA Publishing SA
  • : AVA Publishing SA
  • : April 2009
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 176
  • : Ro Spankie
  • : Paperback