Architectural Vignettes show only a detail or a portion of a structure rather than en entire subject. Unfinished edges and free forms of composition are distinctive features.
They are used widely in advertising to stress a particular selling point of a building, and editorial stories to emphasize important features of design function.
In architectural offices, vignettes illustrate key areas of a structure. During preliminary planning stages, they can indicate a direction of design without the necessity of delineating the entire subject.