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INTERIOR ELEVATION DRAWINGS

An interior elevation is a vertically projected surface inside a building. It provides complimentary information of vertical elements that a plan view cannot describe such as heights of interior elements; vertical materials; and other important vertical information that cannot be shown in other drawings. It is a vertical surface or plane seen perpendicular to the viewer’s picture plane (Figure 34). Separate elevation drawings are required for all different walls since elevations drawn looking perpendicular to one side of the building will distort inclined walls of the other side of the building, when a floor plan or object has an irregular shape(Figures 35 &36)). If an entire building elevation is needed for an irregularly shaped building or object, a distortion on an elevation drawing is necessary (Figure 37). Typical interior elevations show vertical locations of doors, windows, and other openings; profiles of objects; connection to the floor, ceiling, and adjacent objects; material information; and vertical dimensions.

Figure34 Concept of interior elevations Decorative elements may be added on interior elevation drawings to indicate important interior design features or to deliver the character of the space, based on the designer’s judgment. Adding people can be an effective way to make the space more realistic and to give a relative sense for heights of objects in the space (Figures 38 & 39).

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