Final Drawing | METU Preparatory School

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Here is my final drawing assignment of Architectural Communication Techniques course above. It is an isometric drawing of METU preparatory school additional building. Before I start to drawing, I visited the campus of METU to better understand the building and analyse it with comparing with the other buildings that have been located in the campus.

Here are some photos of the Language School Preparatory building below.

First Orthographic Projection Experience


     This week we learned something brand new for us which is called “Orthographic Projection”. Firstly, in the lecture I thought I understood everything about orthgraphic projection. However, whe it was time to draw, everything started to be complicated for me. And another tough part was about our object. Our object was can opener!  It was the first time that I saw that object in my whole life! Morever, it was the single object in the studio that everyone tried to measure to draw! Yet, in the end result has satisfied me and I think I have learned it well even after those difficult hours.


Photographer For a Day

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In our Architectural Communication Techniques course we had a little workshop about architectural photography by Esatcan Coşkun. He emphasized light and shadow conditions, angle of view and frame. Regarding to the things that we have learned, our instructors assigned us to take 3 photographs by using these conditions to improve our new skills. Me and my couple of classmates decided to go to METU campus to take some photos. Here are photographs that I took above. I wanted to show light conditions and demonstrate that shadow is sharpest at the first picture because light level is too high and as the time progress and sun sets, shadow is softening. Moreover, by differentiating the angle of view  the frame has changed too.

Hardcopy Collage


As I touched on in my previous post, we chose an image from our school library to make collage. For the second step of this work we made a hardcopy collage. But in this case we used text too. Again I tried to use grid as a tool. I divided my image as vertical stripes by using grid. But still I paid attention to reference lines of the image. And then, I combined them with the texts.

Digital Collage

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For this week, our instructors wanted us to go to our school library and search the sources to choose an image. This image was going to be used for our digital collage and hardcopy collage which was going to be produced by handwork. I found this image from an art journal. Because I thought that this picture has many certain reference lines. Then I used grid as a tool to make my collage. But while I was playing with the divided parts I paid attention my reference ines too which were already in the image. Also I changed certain parts’ opacity too.

Posterizing the Text and the Video

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Initially, I read the text which was a part of “Towards an Architecture” written by Le Corbusier and I watched the video of Leonard Bernstein’s “What Does Music mean?”. And then, I started deciding on the key words which  I was going to use in my poster. After that I ordered my key words according to their number of letters. So that, I could place them in my poster with making a triangle gap in the middle. So I created a geometrical shape by my own.  I attached importance to the colours too. Because those are things that makes a poster more remarkable.

Designing a Poster

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In the second week of the course, our instructors gave us a sort of little Photoshop workshop. After that session, we were assigned to make a poster by using given images and the text to improve our Photoshop skills. I chose this one because we had to focus on geometrical proporties such as linear and planar qualities. So, I thought that this one has more clear geometrical shapes. I used yellow as one extra colour. Because according to my research, yellow and grey is contrast to eachother. So, I thought it would help my poster to take more attention. I made font size of the title large because of the hierarchy term. I tried to avoid confusion and tried to keep it basic.