|Project by Lee A. Jesberger||posted 07-08-2007 06:56 PM||2279 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
We often work with blueprints. We also work with renderings, which I prefer. Sometimes we’re working with a sketch on a napkin. My least favorite form of drawing.
Blueprints are often sterile and difficult to understand for many clients. Often they have no clue what their agreeing to. In this case we provide shop drawings, which provide a better understanding to the client. We have them sign the drawings, so latter they can’t tell us they didn’t know what we were building.
Sketches on napkins really don’t help the client or us. Again, we must interpret what the designer is trying to accomplish, and relay that to the client.
Renderings are my favorite, as they are more like colored drawing the clients really understand. We still do the shop drawings, but we know exactly what the designer is trying to accomplish. The shop drawing help us in the building process, as we can determine the sizes and construction methods, as well as transfer the parts to a cut list program. This makes keeping track of all the parts really simple.
These photos are the renderings we used for the living room / bar project.
The first photo is a mirror image of the ceiling. The second is a plot or floor plan of the room. The third is the bar drawing. These renderings were done by Tommi at K Gallery Art and Design.
No one is surprised at the outcome, as far as looks go, except they are generally blown away by the real thing, as opposed to the rendering.