The 80 Best Architecture Drawings of 2017 (So Far)


© David Florez

© David Florez

When it comes to forms of architectural representation, there is no method more expressive or foundational than the drawing. The series of decisions—drawing utensil, paper type, line style, hand versus digital—combined with the choices of what an architect includes (or excludes) in their drawings reveal the true intentions behind the design of a project in perhaps the noblest and purest fashion.

In previous years, we’ve published round-ups of our favorite images from our database of selected projects (which we will do again this winter!), but this year, we wanted to do something a little different to engage with our community: we asked our readers to submit their own best drawings. The response was overwhelming – we received more than 1200 drawings from our network of readers across the globe, ranging from atmospheric perspectives to interpretive sketches to highly-technical sections.

From those submissions, the ArchDaily team has selected 80 of our favorites, organized into 7 categories: Visualizations, Axonometric – Isometric, Sections, Collages, Context, Sketches and Plans.

Check them out, below.

Visualizations 


© Farhang Alipour

© Farhang Alipour

© Zhen Lei

© Zhen Lei

© Ko Anthony - Chun Ming

© Ko Anthony – Chun Ming

©Niko Smyrlis - Petro Babasikas - Savvas Kakalis - Alexandros Tzoutsas

©Niko Smyrlis – Petro Babasikas – Savvas Kakalis – Alexandros Tzoutsas

© Anabel Mendt

© Anabel Mendt

© José Manuel Pérez Quereda

© José Manuel Pérez Quereda

© Duong Vu Hong - Brygida Zawadzka

© Duong Vu Hong – Brygida Zawadzka

© Thea Mihu

© Thea Mihu

© Civic Architects

© Civic Architects

© Barry McKenna

© Barry McKenna

© Takenori Uotani

© Takenori Uotani

© Duy Tran

© Duy Tran

© EBA M

© EBA M

© Luca Bussolino

© Luca Bussolino

© Duy Tran

© Duy Tran

Axonometric – Isometric


© David Florez

© David Florez

© Josephin Ritschel

© Josephin Ritschel

© Chenta Tsai

© Chenta Tsai

© Alicia Jones - Rayan Itani

© Alicia Jones – Rayan Itani

© Pablo Wegmann

© Pablo Wegmann

© Yiqi Zhao

© Yiqi Zhao

© Jiaqi Zhang

© Jiaqi Zhang

© Lab SU

© Lab SU

© Bui Quy Son

© Bui Quy Son

© Sara Martinez Zamora

© Sara Martinez Zamora

© Brian Baksa

© Brian Baksa

© Natali Bezarashvili

© Natali Bezarashvili

© Shivani Mehta - Pranav Thole

© Shivani Mehta – Pranav Thole

© Yang Song

© Yang Song

Sections


© Mindaugas Glodenis

© Mindaugas Glodenis

© Andy Lim

© Andy Lim

© Jiaqian Yuan

© Jiaqian Yuan

© Jun Woo Kim

© Jun Woo Kim

© Arnaud Jouanchicot

© Arnaud Jouanchicot

© Xinyuan Cao

© Xinyuan Cao

© Alexandros Tzortzis de Paz

© Alexandros Tzortzis de Paz

Collages


© Boano Prismontas

© Boano Prismontas

© David Legeai

© David Legeai

© Jun Seong Ahn - Majed Abdulsamad - Maria Isabel Carrasco - Haochen Yang

© Jun Seong Ahn – Majed Abdulsamad – Maria Isabel Carrasco – Haochen Yang

© Brygida Zawadzka

© Brygida Zawadzka

© Ernesto Vela

© Ernesto Vela

© Carol Nung

© Carol Nung

© Denis Tantsyura

© Denis Tantsyura

© Siyu Chen

© Siyu Chen

Context


© Richard Morrison

© Richard Morrison

© Karina Cazar  Recalde

© Karina Cazar Recalde

© Fupeng Mei

© Fupeng Mei

Fernando Torres - Andrea Fuentes

Fernando Torres – Andrea Fuentes

© Lucia Tahan

© Lucia Tahan

© Boano Prismontas

© Boano Prismontas

© Tony Gonzalez

© Tony Gonzalez

© Zhifei Xu - Anthony Lam

© Zhifei Xu – Anthony Lam

© Hayley Crone

© Hayley Crone

© Gautier Rey - Lucien Desmenez - Amos Bok

© Gautier Rey – Lucien Desmenez – Amos Bok

© Cécile Brissez

© Cécile Brissez

© Alejandro Quinto - Maria Mas

© Alejandro Quinto – Maria Mas

© Antoine Alves

© Antoine Alves

Sketches


© Dominique Cheng

© Dominique Cheng

© Alcindo Dedavid Junior

© Alcindo Dedavid Junior

© Anam Tariq

© Anam Tariq

© Katarzyna Marszalkowska

© Katarzyna Marszalkowska

© Andreas Papastergiou

© Andreas Papastergiou

© Alina Efimovich

© Alina Efimovich

© Liugeshu

© Liugeshu

© David Cárcamo Segovia

© David Cárcamo Segovia

© Nada AlMulla

© Nada AlMulla

Plans


© Nicola Ho

© Nicola Ho

© Duong Vu Hong - Brygida Zawadzka

© Duong Vu Hong – Brygida Zawadzka

© Rafael Sanchez Herrera

© Rafael Sanchez Herrera

© Manuela Lourenço

© Manuela Lourenço

© Megan Zeien

© Megan Zeien

© Circolo A - Archimedia

© Circolo A – Archimedia

© Michael Mayer

© Michael Mayer

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90 Designing and building a project is a challenge in itself. However, once the project is complete there are also challenges in expressing the project so that it can be understood by a new audience. This is especially true in digital media, where online readers don’t necessarily spend the same time reading an article as in print media.

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The 80 Best Architecture Drawings of 2017 (So Far)


© David Florez

© David Florez

When it comes to forms of architectural representation, there is no method more expressive or foundational than the drawing. The series of decisions—drawing utensil, paper type, line style, hand versus digital—combined with the choices of what an architect includes (or excludes) in their drawings reveal the true intentions behind the design of a project in perhaps the noblest and purest fashion.

In previous years, we’ve published round-ups of our favorite images from our database of selected projects (which we will do again this winter!), but this year, we wanted to do something a little different to engage with our community: we asked our readers to submit their own best drawings. The response was overwhelming – we received more than 1200 drawings from our network of readers across the globe, ranging from atmospheric perspectives to interpretive sketches to highly-technical sections.

From those submissions, the ArchDaily team has selected 80 of our favorites, organized into 7 categories: Visualizations, Axonometric – Isometric, Sections, Collages, Context, Sketches and Plans.

Check them out, below.

Visualizations 


© Farhang Alipour

© Farhang Alipour

© Zhen Lei

© Zhen Lei

© Ko Anthony - Chun Ming

© Ko Anthony – Chun Ming

©Niko Smyrlis - Petro Babasikas - Savvas Kakalis - Alexandros Tzoutsas

©Niko Smyrlis – Petro Babasikas – Savvas Kakalis – Alexandros Tzoutsas

© Anabel Mendt

© Anabel Mendt

© José Manuel Pérez Quereda

© José Manuel Pérez Quereda

© Duong Vu Hong - Brygida Zawadzka

© Duong Vu Hong – Brygida Zawadzka

© Thea Mihu

© Thea Mihu

© Civic Architects

© Civic Architects

© Barry McKenna

© Barry McKenna

© Takenori Uotani

© Takenori Uotani

© Duy Tran

© Duy Tran

© EBA M

© EBA M

© Luca Bussolino

© Luca Bussolino

© Duy Tran

© Duy Tran

Axonometric – Isometric


© David Florez

© David Florez

© Josephin Ritschel

© Josephin Ritschel

© Chenta Tsai

© Chenta Tsai

© Alicia Jones - Rayan Itani

© Alicia Jones – Rayan Itani

© Pablo Wegmann

© Pablo Wegmann

© Yiqi Zhao

© Yiqi Zhao

© Jiaqi Zhang

© Jiaqi Zhang

© Lab SU

© Lab SU

© Bui Quy Son

© Bui Quy Son

© Sara Martinez Zamora

© Sara Martinez Zamora

© Brian Baksa

© Brian Baksa

© Natali Bezarashvili

© Natali Bezarashvili

© Shivani Mehta - Pranav Thole

© Shivani Mehta – Pranav Thole

© Yang Song

© Yang Song

Sections


© Mindaugas Glodenis

© Mindaugas Glodenis

© Andy Lim

© Andy Lim

© Jiaqian Yuan

© Jiaqian Yuan

© Jun Woo Kim

© Jun Woo Kim

© Arnaud Jouanchicot

© Arnaud Jouanchicot

© Xinyuan Cao

© Xinyuan Cao

© Alexandros Tzortzis de Paz

© Alexandros Tzortzis de Paz

Collages


© Boano Prismontas

© Boano Prismontas

© David Legeai

© David Legeai

© Jun Seong Ahn - Majed Abdulsamad - Maria Isabel Carrasco - Haochen Yang

© Jun Seong Ahn – Majed Abdulsamad – Maria Isabel Carrasco – Haochen Yang

© Brygida Zawadzka

© Brygida Zawadzka

© Ernesto Vela

© Ernesto Vela

© Carol Nung

© Carol Nung

© Denis Tantsyura

© Denis Tantsyura

© Siyu Chen

© Siyu Chen

Context


© Richard Morrison

© Richard Morrison

© Karina Cazar  Recalde

© Karina Cazar Recalde

© Fupeng Mei

© Fupeng Mei

Fernando Torres - Andrea Fuentes

Fernando Torres – Andrea Fuentes

© Lucia Tahan

© Lucia Tahan

© Boano Prismontas

© Boano Prismontas

© Tony Gonzalez

© Tony Gonzalez

© Zhifei Xu - Anthony Lam

© Zhifei Xu – Anthony Lam

© Hayley Crone

© Hayley Crone

© Gautier Rey - Lucien Desmenez - Amos Bok

© Gautier Rey – Lucien Desmenez – Amos Bok

© Cécile Brissez

© Cécile Brissez

© Alejandro Quinto - Maria Mas

© Alejandro Quinto – Maria Mas

© Antoine Alves

© Antoine Alves

Sketches


© Dominique Cheng

© Dominique Cheng

© Alcindo Dedavid Junior

© Alcindo Dedavid Junior

© Anam Tariq

© Anam Tariq

© Katarzyna Marszalkowska

© Katarzyna Marszalkowska

© Andreas Papastergiou

© Andreas Papastergiou

© Alina Efimovich

© Alina Efimovich

© Liugeshu

© Liugeshu

© David Cárcamo Segovia

© David Cárcamo Segovia

© Nada AlMulla

© Nada AlMulla

Plans


© Nicola Ho

© Nicola Ho

© Duong Vu Hong - Brygida Zawadzka

© Duong Vu Hong – Brygida Zawadzka

© Rafael Sanchez Herrera

© Rafael Sanchez Herrera

© Manuela Lourenço

© Manuela Lourenço

© Megan Zeien

© Megan Zeien

© Circolo A - Archimedia

© Circolo A – Archimedia

© Michael Mayer

© Michael Mayer

The Best Architecture Drawings of 2016

90 Designing and building a project is a challenge in itself. However, once the project is complete there are also challenges in expressing the project so that it can be understood by a new audience. This is especially true in digital media, where online readers don’t necessarily spend the same time reading an article as in print media.

The Best Architecture Drawings of 2015

We believe good projects should be able to express and explain themselves. Architectural representation plays a fundamental role in how a project is perceived by the audience, which is why today ArchDaily is recognizing the most outstanding, original and self explanatory drawings of the year.

The Computer vs The Hand In Architectural Drawing: ArchDaily Readers Respond

In the architecture world, there are a handful of persistent debates that arise time and time again: the challenges of being a woman in the field of architecture is one of them, for example; the problems of a culture of long hours and hard work is another.

7 Ways to Use Animated GIFs to Improve Your Project Presentation

Introducing movement to drawings and diagrams is an excellent way to show the development and progress of ideas fundamental to a project. Animated GIF s can therefore be a useful tool to improve your project presentation, explaining in a lean way a large amount of complex information.

【Free Cad Drawings Download Center】