Architectural Composition 101
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Architectural Composition 101

Learn Advanced Architectural Composition Techniques And Concepts Starting From Zero
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Created by Michael Neatu
Last updated 8/2017
Current price: $10 Original price: $150 Discount: 93% off
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  • 13 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How to draw all the simple box perspectievs that will give you the fundamental of understanding architectural drawing and how to draw everything in composition.
  • Cube and prism house as practice for you detailing in freehand sketching and that will set up a solid base for future conceptaul work.
  • Simple volumes that you will draw in technical drawing and freehand skteches – you will understand their logic and how to use them as builing blocks for your future compositions.
  • Simple volumes composition – apply what you learned in the previous lesson in your first proper abstract architectural composition.
  • How to add even more drawing detaling via drawing a real objects composition (this will give you a core feeling about what architectural composition is and how to get it right even when you are using boring day-to-day objects).
  • Draw and design your first conceptual composition where you express your abstract self-portrait and get your first introduction to abstract architectural coloring.
  • Extend your paradigm of composition to technical drawing and learn how to draw a constructed perspective.
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  • You can start from zero, you need to get the drawing tools in the intro so to get as much as possible from the course.

Architectural composition is where the architectural thinking starts getting translated into drawings and future designs. So it is theory and architectural principles expressed into raw creative ideas and then brought to a stable form where you can present them to the world.

How many times you got an original idea, but when you put it on paper it ended up looking mediocre and you lost self confidence in your skills because of that?
Did you ever notice that your current drawing style somehow misses the mark, like your drawings lack that ‘edge’ of coming across as they are made by an architect?
Did you ever wonder how to make all your crazy organic-shaped, blobitecture, ‘zaha hadid’ design ideas end up looking like real buildings?

How you will change after finishing this course:

  • You will learn how to translate your ideas from imagination on to paper and then represent them in stunning hand rendered visuals.
  • You will upgrade the clarity and expressiveness of your creative ideas, be able to come up with ideas on the spot just by sketching!
  • You will learn how to make any architectural idea look good by applying architectural concepts and theory to it.

To sum it up, what you will get with this course:

  • Full lifetime access to all the trainings and all future updates
  • Over 20 hours of HD-quality video content
  • 90 videos teaching you 9 essential lessons to learn architectural technical drawing
  • 18 video crits that show you how your work should look like
  • 9 printer-ready PDFs

100% satisfaction guarantee, 30-day refund to back everything up Look, I want this course to be the best investment you ever made in your professional career. I am most definitely not perfect, but I do believe my courses are the best in the world! But hey, if for any reason the course isn’t what you expected, then feel free to ask me for a 100%, no hassle, no-questions-asked refund for the first 30 days! Fair is fair, you tried the training, it didn’t rise to the level of expectation so you get all your money back (and you can even keep the training, that is fine).

This course is presented as an introduction to architectural composition, but the truth is that it will be very challenging for you, even if you have a lot of experience as an architect.
If you are good at the architectural thinking, you will lack in the graphics. If you have previous experience in other graphics media, then you will lack in both and so on…
If you want to upgrade everything you ever thought you can produce in architecture and in drawing, then get this course and then progress to the ‘Advanced’ and ‘Mastery’ versions of it!

Look, I know learning proper architectural composition is an absolute nightmare if you have no direction whatsoever. It comes across as something ‘hit and miss’, and landing a good idea is a matter of good luck, rather than the direct result of a good skill set.

We will work together through all the mental and skill set obstacles and you will see, you can make it happen – you can imagine fantastic, elegant architectural compositions and also draw them like a real boss!

Click on the ‘Add to cart’ button and I will see you on the inside!

Michael N

Who is the target audience?
  • Architects
  • Architecture Students
  • People Who Want To Study Architecture
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Curriculum For This Course
73 Lectures
Box Perspectives
7 Lectures 22:00

Bottom Up Hatching

Top Down Hatching

Bottom Up Box Perspective

Top Down Box Perspective

Top Down Backgroung Hatching

Perspective Building View
Building Sketches
10 Lectures 01:30:46

Cube House Introduction

Cube House Sketch

Line Drawing


Prism House

Prism House Sketch Introduction

Realistic Expectations

Lesson Critique 1

Lesson Critique 2
Simple Volumes Projection, Axonometrics And Sketches
14 Lectures 01:11:47


Sk Cube

How To Draw A Cone

Pri Cone

Pri Cylinder

Sk Cylinder

Pri Piramid

Sk Piramid

Pri Prism

Pri Sphere

Sk Sphere

Pri Triangular Prism

Sk Triangular Piramid
Simple Volumes Composition
6 Lectures 01:23:49

Conceptual Architecture - Will Mastering Architectural Composition Get You Smart

Line Drawing


Speed Up

Lesson Critique
Real Life Objects Composition
7 Lectures 01:47:41

Line Drawing 1

Line Drawing 2


Speed Up

Lesson Critique 1

Lesson Critique 2
Self Portrait Composition
5 Lectures 02:01:55

Line Drawing


Speed Up

Lesson Critique
Descriptive Geometry Composition
9 Lectures 01:51:47

Axonometric Line Drawing 1

Axonometric Hatching 1

Axonometric Line Drawing 2

Axonometric Hatching 2

Axonometric 3

Axonometric 1 Speed Up

Axonometric 2 Speed Up

Axonometric 3 Speed Up
Constructed Perspective Composition
13 Lectures 02:38:14

Perspective Line Drawing

Perspective Line Drawing Speed Up

Technical Drawing

Technical Drawing Speed Up


Hatching Speed Up

Concept Sketch

Concept Sketch Speed Up


Axonometric Speed Up

Technical Draw Line

Technical Draw Line Speed Up
Abstract Composition, Form Description
1 Lecture 02:56
About the Instructor
Michael Neatu
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I Teach You How To Rock Architectural Drawing And Design

Hi, Michael N here…


So you are probably asking yourself who am and why should you listen to me?

Well, I am just a normal guy, but the thing is several years ago I have made a decision to absolutely master architecture drawing and design.


Back then I was still in architecture school… and thingsgot really bad…


I was so behind in my abilities that I could hardly finish any designs on time so was behind on all deadlines.

I walked around feeling trapped, like all my inner creative juices, stopped flowing and I could not express any of the many creative ideas that were floating around in my brain.


If that was not enough, at one point I really lost self-esteem in myself and my dreams around architecture – ‘ if I wasn’t able to draw a building, then how in the world will I be able to design it?!’



So one day I made a commitment to myself: either really master architectural drawing and express my full creative potential or just quit on my dreamsand become a duck farmer in my hometown.



I hustled and did my absolute best to reinvent myself and to constantly upgrade all my skills… and it worked!


All my designs were consistently in the top 5% of all the submissions, I developed an unique drawing style and got a bit of notoriety because of my drawing skills (like a was some sort of local celebrity in all my social circles).


The crazy part was that one day I was sketching a quick design for my studio at the time.

And I was completely wrecked – had 3 hours of sleep, just lost all my drawing tools and had to resort to drawing everything in highlighters and pen (the type of pen you used in fifth class mathematics)


Also, because of ‘unforeseen circumstances’ I started the design 2 hours late, so had to really push it.


I managed to finish the design on time (which looking back was quite complicate: it had facades, plans, a couple of interior and exterior perspectives).


At the last 20% of finishing the drawing I noticed that people started circling around me and just looking at my drawing board which had all drawings on it.

I literally had five people just looking at me hatching a perspective with a blank look on their faces.


Ok, keep in mind, I was focused on getting the work done – so the first thing that crossed my mind was that ‘cheeky b*stards, they just want to steal my ideas’


But later it clicked! They weren’t trying to rip on my designs, but they were looking in shock because they haven’t seen something like that before.


Then I really understood what was going on: they had absolutely no idea how to draw like I was.They weren’t pretending they can’t draw in order to make my let my guard down or trying to steal my ideas, they literally were shocked about what hey were seeing.


Imagine the look on my face, like I couldn’t even picture that somebody could become an architect but have no clue how to draw… But just after a couple of quick glances around me and yeah I could see that all the other designs looked like complete mediocre rubbish.


Well, long story short, I handed in my design – while it didn’t get the best results for the overall concept, it did look miles better than anything around it.


So after that day I decide to make it my mission to cure everybody that wanted to learn of this terribledisease called architectural visual illiteracy (tohave absolutely zero clue how to draw like an architect)


Couple of years down the road, I’ve taught A LOT of students how to get good at this – I’ve watched dozens, and dozens of students come in with that glossy look in their eyes and after just a couple of lessons produce stuff that they didn’t think was possible.



But here’s the really weird part – about thirty or so students in, I have noticed that things which clicked really easily for some students, were a complete nightmare for others.


I mean, beyond the fact that you naturally either like some parts of the drawing process more than the others…


It got really crazy and I really put the time to develop a way to get to the real problem behind the problem.


Although it was really taboo at the time, I struggled to get answers to real pressing questions such as:


How do you develop genuine architectural creativity which is always there for you?

What isyournatural strong point in arch drawing and how can youdevelop it?


Keep in mind, I originally got notoriety for my drawing techniques… so we mixed both areas into a concoction that gave out crazy results and got all my students deep, inner change.


Like I could look in their eyes and tell that something was different about them after finishing each the lessons.


And with each generation of students, the teaching techniques got better and better, and the results just became insane to say the least.


So I got a simple question for you:


Do you want to create the beast architectural drawing work that you ever did in your professional career?