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Architectural drawings have always been a piece of art, drawings used to be the means to sell the project to clients and so they had to be well done and beautiful. We all know that nowadays, computer rendering is what does the work in selling the idea but the old school drawings still have a 'je ne sais quoi' that draws our attention. So, in this thread I'm willing to discover what materials which were used by the architects to make those awesome paintings and drawings and maybe find something simillar today.

If I'm not mistaken, the paper used to be big (simillar to A1 or A2 size) and tranparent or translucid to be able to overlap the sheets and see thought. Also it was hard enought to handle watercolors in some cases.

Here are some examples:
http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb451639401

http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb44483859z

http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb444828300
 
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