Widening the Spirit of an Architect: The Geometrical Problem of Inserting a Perspective Drawing In a Photo
Dr. Nikos Kourniatis

Geometry is a necessary purveyance in an architect’s education. Its role is not confined in the correct drawing of various objects; rather it focuses in the broadening of the imagination and the perception of space, necessary instruments in architectural design. One of the objects of geometrical education is perspective drawing, which is a principal means of depicting both the constructed and the drawn recommendation of the architectural space. Descriptive geometry and Perspective set the rules of the perspective drawing. In many instances, though, it is necessary to reverse this process and use some helpful measurements in the architectural depiction of an object under inquiry, that have occurred from a perspective drawing or a photo of a building. In this paper I discuss, firstly, these reverse geometrical processes and then I expand on the problem of incorporating a perspective drawing or a three dimensional building model in a photo of an actual space, so as to look as the building in drawing has the same vanishing points as the photo. The various design software enable the perspective drawing but they don’t elaborate on the geometrical process of perspective vision. This paper, through its theme of incorporating a perspective drawing in a photo, essentially suggests the cooperation of analog geometrical methods and computers, highlighting at the same moment the necessity of geometrical education for architects in parallel with the training in the operation of design software, for an enhanced view of space.

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