We transformed our client’s technical drawings and 2D sketches explaining the construction of a headhouse* into a clear one-page isometric sequence.

*A headhouse is an above-ground structure which typically sits at the top of a ventilation shaft or tunnel portal.

We had several challenges to overcome with this project; firstly, we needed to clearly show the two types of building work being carried out – mechanical and electrical (M&E), and civil works. Secondly, we were provided with 2D section and plan drawings to work from, yet to display the build in a clear and accurate way, we needed to translate it into a three-dimensional space.

When drawing the building, each layer had to first be individually illustrated, and then slot together as a larger, zoomed out piece (see below). Once this was achieved, it was a case of deconstructing and reconstructing each section and starting to build up the construction sequence to match the simple 2D sketches supplied by the client. Once the sequencing was set, colour was intentionally applied to clearly differentiate the two different construction works.

The final output was a clear and concise A4 page, designed specifically to slot into the construction question of our client’s tender. This worked alongside their written response to achieve the highest score possible.