An architecture diagram is one of the representation tecniques of a set of concepts, systems, layers; including their principles, elements, and components. Architectural diagrams break down complex systems and processes into layers. So rather than trying to comprehend everything at once, you can zoom in and focus on smaller processes or systems. Diagrams have the advantage of being able to show different types of information within one image. Let’s see what types of diagrams architects can use.


Contextual diagrams help you to establish relations with the environment. It is the way of showing preexistences, landscapes, or views in the context. Contextual diagrams which are kind of graphic representations allow us to indicate data that do not appear in a technical drawing of building representation.

You can show many environmental things such as solar studies and climatic conditions can be addressed in this way. They explain to us a synthesis of data and accurate measurements, which can include the directions of airflow, the position of the sun in the different seasons, and the maximum level of raininess in the plot.


When presenting the distribution of the program, architecture diagrams help to understand and explain to others what kind of functions that your design includes and how the activities are related to each other. Through these types of diagrams, it is possible to visualize how the activities are developed during the day and how the circulations and movements could be. These kinds of diagrams allow architects to limit the variations and phases of the design process so that they are able to make modifications and seek alternatives.

You can create program diagrams over axonometric view and sections to convey your spatial program ideas.


One of the purposes of architectural diagrams is to show systems and layers in their simplest form. By creating structural diagrams, you can explain your project to the customer and everyone you want to tell in the simplest way. You can explain many structural elements such as carrier system, floors, walls, stairs with diagrams over exploded axonometric views in groups.


Circulation diagrams are made to show the movement of users around a space. They explain the ways in which people will use a building or area.

If you have various circulation scenarios for your design, such as student, tourist circulation or day and night circulation, you can explain these movements in a diagram with different colors.

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