How Digital Tools Changed The Way That Architectural Illustrations Are Presented

Digital culture has changed the way that projects are designed and represented. However, in spite of the gradual disappearance of architectural illustration in the business side of architecture, it remains to be a valuable component of the practice during the multiple stages of the project. Sketches and illustrations are still required in conceptualizing a complete project.

Since the ancient times, visualization has been an important component of architecture. Visualization allows architects and construction planners to have a real-life view of their vision and present them in a comprehensible manner even before the first foundation stone is laid.

One of the popular techniques used to graphically represent a structure is 3D rendering. There is software available that architects and designers can use to prepare intricately detailed illustrations so that a client can gain a photorealistic idea of the interior as well as the exterior of a proposed building. With the emergence of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), the viewing experience of an architectural illustration has become more immersive.

A 3D design does more than a traditional blueprint or sketch. 3D rendering will allow architects to create designs and walkthrough experiences that can be viewed from different angles so that the client will have an idea of the architect’s vision. The client will have a virtual experience on the design of the building and understand its features.

Building and structural designs can reviewed through 3D rendering and architectural visualization even before they materialize. It will allow the architects to evaluate the design based whether it can sustain different environmental conditions. Design flaws can be eliminated and materials to be used can be finalized.

It is common for clients to be emotionally involved towards the structure that they are investing into. For clients, buildings are not simply immovable investments; they want to be involved with what is going to be built from the beginning.

A map illustrator can make an interesting and exciting architectural illustration that is both hand-drawn and 100% digital. The map illustration is usually a blend of the illustrator’s skills, creativity and artistry to elicit a realistic feeling and emotional response from the viewer.