During the course the student will acquire fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge of various techniques of graphic presentation for the needs of architectural practice. Architectural visualization is presented as a means of communication between different target groups.

The range of presentation techniques allows us to discover different dimensions of presentation – be it two-dimensional graphics, three-dimensional physical models, CAD models and renderings, animations, etc. The student will learn about the classic techniques such as sketches or. croquis, technical drawings, hand-constructed perspectives and axonometric drawings, tinted drawings, collages, but also more complex CAD supported techniques for 3D visualization, post production and desktop-publishing (the student will learn the basics of the following programmes – Photoshop, InDesign, rendering in ArchiCAD,…).



The course will cover the following topics:

  • basic representation techniques, definitions, examples (line drawing, photo-collage, collage, airbrush…)
  • overview of tools and resources for representation techniques (marker, pencil, chalk, paper, indian ink, stencils, formats, fonts, colour, …)
  • representation of an object in two-dimensional space, projections, axonometrics, …
  • perspective drawing – examples /theory of perspective
  • sketch – the architects freehand drawing (examples, idea sketches in black and white technique)
  • architectural photography (detail)
  • representation techniques for different materials (glass, metal, wood, lacquered surface, textile, stone etc.) in CAD
  • possibilities and specifics of different representation media
  • presentation of an architectural project in a form of the poster (final presentation)



  • STUDY BOOK – K. Pogacar, V. Pogačar, M. Žigart (2017) Arhitekturna vizualizacija, univerzitetni učbenik