The language of the architect is the drawing. His ideas are explained, formulated and presented for a design. From the first drawing and sketches the plan of the building is made. The architectural sketch is a simple form of representation yet it remains to be a complex artistic process that can produce high quality of artistic drawing.

The architectural sketch is a form of architectural representation. The architect uses a sketch to, develop, articulate, and finally present his ideas.

Verbal description would be very imprecise. The sketch is a process of transformation within architecture. On one hand it allows the architect to transfer an idea from the mind to the paper and on the other hand it permits to sketch a realised object back to the paper. The art of the architectural sketch is to proceed from idea to reality and from reality to illustration. Architectural sketches are produced without extensive effort. Paper, pencil and eventually a few coloured pencils are substantial.

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