The purpose of this section is to enable you to indicate as clearly as possible, without obscuring the focus on architecture, not only the physical but also the human context and in so doing to indicate also the scale and use of the space depicted.
The following contextual devices will be illustrated- people, furniture, cars and landscaping.
In order not to obscure the purpose of an architectural drawing:
The viewer of a drawing relates to the human figures within it, he becomes one of them and thus is drawn into the scene.
The purpose of placing human figures in an architectural drawing is to indicate scale. The placement of human figures can indicate spatial depth and levels.
The number, disposition and dress of human figures can indicate usage of space. Drawing furniture in conjunction with people helps to keep them in scale.
Keep furniture simple in plan.
Be realistic with the placement- to indicate roadways and parking areas and the scale
-drawing cars in conjunction with people helps keep them in scale.
In addition to indicating scale, trees, landscaping and ground patterns portray the character of a site, whether hilly or flat, wooded or barren, urban or rural and are important means of providing value contrast in a drawing.
Entourage should never compete with but rather act as a foil for the architecture that is being illustrated.