Architects use different types of drawings to lay out the design of a building and describe how it will look when it's
done. It helps them experiment with the best use of space for the site. It also gives their clients an idea of what they will be getting.
A floor plan is a bird's eye view of the interior layout of a building.
An exterior elevation is a view of the outside of the building from one side.
A section is a view through the middle of a building, as though the building was cut in half.
A rendering is like a portrait of the building. It is usually a view of the outside of the finished
building on its site. Renderings are often in color, making them beautiful pieces of art.