Drawing Sections - some examples

Here are some examples of sections representing a selection of well known 20th century buildings.  In these sections, the cut line is expressed with solid black poche.  You can experiment with this technique or develop your drawings with line weight only as we discussed in class.  As you can see, these sections express the vertical composition of the spatial constructions.  In most cases it is impossible to describe an architectural idea with only one section, therefore, more often a series of sections are drawn in order to communicate variations in different orientations.

The following drawings are from the book: Key Buildings of the Twentieth Century by Richard Weston. 
Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY (Frank Lloyd Wright), pg 89
Robie House, Chicago, Illinois (Frank Lloyd Wright), pg 35
Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia (Eero Saarinen), pg 133
Bagsvaerd Church, Bagsvaerd, Denmark (Jorn Utzon), pg 159

Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany (Daniel Libeskind ), pg 219
Barnes House, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada (Patkau Architects), pg 221
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain (Frank Ghery), pg 223
While these sections are very straightforward, simplified, and somewhat diagrammatic, the consistent form of representation reveals differences between the various structures.  The intent of these drawings is not to be expressive but rather to be descriptive.  

If you want to check out some drawings that are more expressive, personal representations of architectural ideas, proposals, projects, investigations etc. browse this website here.

Also, here is the link to the KRob Architectural Delineation, Architectural Drawing and Illustration Competition which has a page with winning entries from past years.  Take a look!  The deadline for entry is Friday, October 26, 2012 5pm CST if you are feeling ambitious...

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