Manual Drafting for Interiors

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-02-01
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Architectural Drafting for Interiors serves as an essential reference for interior designers learning how to manually draft scaled floor plans, elevations, sections and three-dimensional drawings. Clearly explaining techniques and methods, Cavataio shows how to start each drawing and offers exercises that help build skill for drafting various components. This complete learning package begins with an explanation of the drafting tools and their use, and then presents instructions and illustrations that indicate how to complete increasingly more difficult drafting conventions. In addition, readers will learn drawing techniques for indicating various materials, symbols for coordinating related drawings and architectural lettering.

Author Biography

S. CHRISTINE CAVATAIO, IDEC, LEED AP, NCIDQ, is Associate Professor of Interior Design at Newbury College in Brookline, Massachusetts. A professional interior designer for thirty years, she has also taught at Mount Ida College and Boston Architectural College, and was an interior design program advisor at BAC and RISD.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Before Beginningp. 1
Key Terms and Phrasesp. 1
About This Textp. 1
Chapter Descriptionsp. 2
Drafting versus Freehand Drawingp. 4
What Skills Are Needed to Draft by Hand?p. 6
Why Learn Manual Drafting?p. 6
Three Critical Conceptsp. 8
Expectations and Frustrationp. 9
Assignmentsp. 11
Getting Startedp. 13
Key Terms and Phrasesp. 13
Recommended Drafting Equipment and Suppliesp. 14
Care of Toolsp. 22
Setting Up the Drafting Surface and Starting Practicep. 23
Line Weights and Line Typesp. 27
Assignmentsp. 29
Understanding Orthographic Drawingsp. 31
Key Terms and Phrasesp. 31
Defining Orthographic Drawingp. 32
Orthographic Views for Interior Spacesp. 33
Understanding Orthographic Projectionp. 40
Considerations for Creating Orthographic Viewsp. 40
Drafting Conventionsp. 49
Assignmentsp. 51
Learning Architectural Letteringp. 53
Key Terms and Phrasesp. 53
Guidelinesp. 53
Numbersp. 54
Letter Spacingp. 54
Line Spacingp. 55
Lettering With a Trianglep. 56
Stylistic Differencesp. 57
Composing the Drawing Sheetp. 58
Assignmentsp. 61
Adding Detailsp. 63
Key Terms and Phrasesp. 63
Material Symbolsp. 64
Line Weights for Detailsp. 66
Upholstered Furniture in Planp. 67
Adding the Human Figurep. 67
Plants in the Interiorp. 70
Windows in Elevationp. 70
Pochép. 71
Assignmentsp. 73
Adding Dimensions and Notesp. 75
Key Terms and Phrasesp. 75
Parts of a Dimension Linep. 75
Drawing Dimension Linesp. 77
Placement of Dimension Numbersp. 78
Dimensioning Variationsp. 79
Notes in Drawingsp. 80
Coordinating Dimensions and Notesp. 81
Assignmentsp. 83
Developing a Set of Drawingsp. 85
Key Terms and Phrasesp. 85
Working Drawingsp. 85
What Makes Multiple Sheets of Drawings a Set?p. 87
List of Drawings for Construction of an Interiorp. 87
Symbols for Set Coordinationp. 89
Making Elevation and Section Symbolsp. 91
Steps to Developing a Setp. 92
Checking the Drawing Setp. 93
Assignmentsp. 94
Drafting Three- Dimensional Drawingsp. 97
Key Terms and Phrasesp. 97
Types of Paraline Viewsp. 98
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