Any of the construction manual could be completed with architectural plans and architectural drawings. An architectural master plan offers accurate information about the project’s design and appearance. Architects utilize them for a variety of purposes, including communicating concepts, persuading clients of the design’s advantages, and documenting the finished construction.
Architectural plans are essentially a blend of written and visual descriptions of the intended construction. To complete the final documentation of the construction project, various design details are given via notes on the drawing page or as an additional page.
Types of Architectural Plans
Floor plans: The dimensions, measures, and locations of the walls, doors, windows, specific rooms, buildings, and built-in things are all described in a floor plan. Stairs, fixtures, connecting cabinets, reference symbols, notes, and more can all be located.
Ceiling plans: Ceiling plans has all the material and technical details of the ceilings for each floor in the project.
Foundation plans: Based on the data gathered from the site, floor, and elevation plan drawings, a foundation plan is created.
Site plan: A site plan includes information about the site’s current layout, property borders, heights, etc. Everything inside the boundaries, including utility lines, basic topography, building structures, and paths, may be shown. The plan is precisely sized, displaying existing and desired developments on the precise land use.
Landscaping plans: The lighting, colors, textures, shading, and depth that make up the landscape are included in a well-written landscape design.
Purpose of Presenting a Plan
Architectural plans should be presented in descriptive, understandable and persuasive language. It is necessary to give importance to these presentations both to win the appreciation of the customers and to ensure that all technical details and layouts are best understood by the field team.
Presentation of architectural plans is important in two ways. First, as we just mentioned, it is important for your friends in the field, that is, for the implementation phase of the project. The application team should bring your project to life in the best way while working on the architectural construction site. That’s why floor plans should be in the right scales, well-measured, clearly drawn and presented.
Second, floor plans in particular must be presented convincingly to customers. Floor plans should be understandable even by non-architects, and appropriate diagrammatic presentation languages should be developed. As an architect, it is a little difficult to complete the project if your client is unsure of the floor plans. You can use presentation techniques such as render plans and plan diagrams when presenting floor plans and site plans.
Best Ways to Present Plans
As with other architectural presentations, the best way to present architectural plans is to have a good architectural education, experience and, of course, to develop your graphic design skills. Now, let’s take a look at the areas where you need to improve before presenting the architectural plans.
Architectural Knowledge : Having technical drawing knowledge and building knowledge is essential for you to complete architectural plans completely.
Software Skills : In order to create, develop and present architectural plans, you need to master some software and even use a few very well.Revit and AutoCAD are software that can create perfect architectural plans. As everyone knows, AutoCAD is the first choice of most architects and is often used in architectural drawings. However, Revit is a software that is much more useful and has advantages than AutoCAD. In our previous articles, we talked about the advantages of Revit.
When you really master and use it well, getting render plans or 3D plans through Revit will enrich your architectural presentations.
Besides, mastering either Photoshop or Illustrator is essential to create great presentations.