Hyderabad, April 05, 2019: ‘A conceptual design becomes a reality only when it takes shape on paper through the use of architectural drafting services. These drawings play a vital role in communicating our ideas and concepts to people and in convincing them about the merits of our design’ said Mr. Lalit Mitta, Practicing Architect, Hyderabad. He graced as the chief guest for the ‘Design Review’ at School of Architecture, GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad recently.

On the day of the event, he viewed every drawings and design showcased by the GITAM School of Architecture students. He encouraged the budding architects by suggesting the necessary modifications. Architecture is quite a visual element; however, architects should try to engage all senses in their designs, he advised.

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Detail drawings show a small part of the construction at a larger scale, to show how the component parts fit together. They are intended to explain a scheme and to promote its merits, he explained. Architectural drawings are made according to a set of conventions, which include particular views (floor plan, section and more), sheet sizes, units of measurement and scales, annotation and cross-referencing, Mr. Lalit told.

A floor plan is the most fundamental architectural diagram, a view from above showing the arrangement of spaces in building in the same way as a map, but showing the arrangement at a particular level of a building, he elaborated.

A site plan shows property boundaries and means of access to the site, and nearby structures if they are relevant to the design. It gives an overview of the entire scope of work, it shows the buildings (if any) already existing and those that are proposed, Lalit Mitta added.

Earlier, Prof. Sunil Kumar, Director, GITAM School of Architecture welcomed the guest and introduced them to the students. SoA Associate and Assist. professors Ar. G.Sri Sravanthi and Ar. Hema Sree Rallapalli also took part in the design review.