Architecture drawing C (students P-Z)
annual course

Prof. Dolores EGIZZO






Learning aims

The course of Architecture drawing aims to give students the theoretical basic aspects of design, from the fundamental geometric entities to representation methods and graphic conventions. Students will come to learn a graphic language that will allow them to represent the reality of things or to define a design idea.


Drawing is a tool that accompanies architecture in the various phases of concept design, from initial intuition to its creation. Also, design is a fundamental tool in the process of analysis of the real, capable of communicating reality in its absence. With reference to the purpose of the drawing, the course deals with the study of instruments and techniques until the representation of architecture in orthogonal projection. The general arguments are: 

- drawing tools and techniques; 

- proportions, geometries and modularity; 

- projective geometry fundamentals; 

- orthogonal projections; 

- design of architecture: conventions and regulations; 

- design of architecture: plan, prospect and section.

Didactic Articulation

The course will alternate theoretical lessons with hand-drawn applications, by linking the theoretical-geometric aspects to the perceptual and formal aspects. During the lessons, the material to be used for the classroom work will be communicated from time to time.

Exercises and final exams 

Students will do extempore and programmed exercises in order to verify the basic knowledge attained during the lessons; in addition, each student will focus on a case study through which his/her application skills will be evaluated. All the works will be periodically revised and will be included in the book that will be delivered at the exam session. The final examination will consist of an interview during which the student will demonstrate the knowledge acquired through the show of the graphic materials produced during the course.

Reference Bibliography

Suggested texts (available also at faculty libraries): 

- R. De Rubertis, Il disegno dell’architettura, Carocci, Roma 2005. 

- M. Docci, Manuale di disegno architettonico, Laterza, Roma 1990. 

- C. Cundari, Il laboratorio di disegno dell'architettura 1: strumenti per il disegno dell'architettura, Kappa, Roma 2008. 

For technical regulations: 

- UNI, Norme per il disegno tecnico, Milano 1995. 

- L. Zevi, Il nuovissimo manuale dell'architetto, Mancosu, Roma 2005.