Third year has marked a turning point in my attitudes towards architecture as a began to fully embrace the use of technology in design. Previously, I had limited my use of technology and mostly relied on traditional methods from the production of design drawings and models. However, the use of technology in the
Architecture matters, it is omnipresence; we use and encounter it on a daily basis, but most often one tends to focus on the building’s function and the way it looks. Architecture is more than mere buildings that serve its function to meet our own human needs; it has a lot more to offer. Architecture matters because it can become a symbol that represents something that has a deeper meaning as well as an “ultimate representation of a culture.” Architecture is a powerful icon because it symbolizes experience that we as a community share, which is far beyond what other forms art can offer.
Interior design is a profession that is undertaken academically just like other professional careers. It mainly involves the development and imparting of skills, knowledge and attitudes that pertains the activities undertaken in the building and construction industry. The profession of interior designing goes beyond designing how a structure will look because it incorporates environmental issues especially aesthetic value of the structure to be constructed, the ergonomics, local fire codes and besides studying fundamental design issues and practice in the building and construction industry (Guerin & Thompson, 2014). Even though the profession is not as old as some of the established professions, the fact remains that the fundamentals of design
There is a strong connection between the senses and the formation of our perception. Traditionally, the sense categories are known as sight, smell, sound, taste and touch. The modern perspective views the senses as systems in which information about our external world is acquired; visual, auditory, olfactory, gestation and haptic (tactile) systems. Architecture in the sense of environmental design is “the art of nourishing these senses.” In order to receive information from the environment, each sense organ is part of a sensory system which receives and transmits sensory information to the brain. How the human body engages space is of prime importance; as the human body moves, sees, smells, touches, hears and even tastes within a space – the
Architecture should be nurturing, responsive and alive, dynamically shifting spatial balances, organically expressive forms, subtly luminous colors and biologically healthy. To achieve such life-enhancing architecture, it has to address all the body senses simultaneously and fuse our image of self with experience of the world. By strengthening our sense of self and reality, architecture serves its all-important function of accommodation and
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines architecture as the art or science of designing and creating buildings. Almost all locations around the world have at least one or several buildings that are of historical significance or greatly admired. These buildings not only identify its citizens and government, but the state. Through architecture it’s safe to say that one can measure many things about the culture, lifestyle, creativity, and social structure. In this paper I will be comparing and contrasting two structures located Miami, Florida.
As writer, interior designer, educator, and American architect Frank Lloyd Wright once said, “The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization” (BrainyQuote). The purpose of this paper will deal with the description of...
In Wright and An alto's houses, a powerful sense of insides is generate by opacity. Which, in Falling water is express in roughly dressed stone masonry walls and, in Villa Mairea. By white-painted, solid walls. The transparency of glass windows in both houses thereby connect the two. In both houses, the architects created a strong sense of insideness yet, at the same time, devised ways to connect inside and outside and thereby create a robust continuity between the two. This inside-outside relationship can be translate into environmental and architectural experience in four different ways: (1) in-betweeness; (2) interpenetration generated by inside; (3) interpenetration generated by outside; and (4)
Interior design and architecture are essential, and often overlooked, aspects of everyday life. In modern society people rely on function, durability, and visual appeal when selecting designs for their homes, businesses, and places of leisure. The way that a space is designed influences such things as mood, which, in the case of a business, can impact the productivity of employees and either draw or repel customers. In residential design, the design becomes very personal and, to be considered a successful design, must properly reflect the home owner while at the same time offering some practicality that makes the space livable. An effective design, for any space, must solve some problem, be it function, flexibility, or some other criteria. Simply solving a problem would not please the customer, however, unless it offered some visual appeal. Creating function with style is the real job of any interior designer, and is essential in a content society.
(Wickman, 2006) A study has shown that architectural experiences are reviewed as an aesthetic experience due to its layered complexity. The aesthetic experience is always multi-dimensional. Aesthetic experiences are important opportunities for understanding the complex and often ambiguous world in which we live. It can be examined as an embodied or encapsulated experience. Priori experiences color the perception of the aesthetic experience. It is observed that variables of "forms, scale, decor, ruins, music, sounds, scents, qualities of light, gestures, connections with history or literature known to the speaker" greatly affect the aesthetic experience. (Duke,
Discussing various approaches to perceiving meaning within architecture (understanding architecture as an expression of underlying social orders; treating architecture as a result of the Zeitgeist, and finally; interpreting architecture as an independent sign system comprised of its own grammar, syntax and ways of meaning), Whyte claims architecture can be understood as an analogy to language. Subsequently, Whyte claims that simply interpreting meaning with architecture is challenging due to the complexity of a building. To truly understand an architectural meaning, Whyte states a number of perspective shifts must occur, ensuring all design stages, from concept through to construction is accounted for due to the ever evolving nature of a project and therefore
As suggested by the title, this piece of literature attempts to highlight the importance of sensory experience in architecture. It is indeed a response to what the author terms as ‘ocularcentrism’ of Modern Architecture. Ocularcentrism is the act of prioritizing visual stimuli to all other sensory stimuli available to a human perception. He quotes famous German poet, Goethe, in his defense, “the hands want to see, the
The book consists of twelve chapters that propose this idea that designers should explore the nature of our senses’ response to the spatial built forms that people invest their time in. It tries to cover a specific topic in each chapter that in order to deconstruct the book, it is necessary to cover each chapter individually.
“ Architecture organizes and structures space for us, and its interiors and the objects enclosing and inhabiting its rooms can facilitate or inhibit our activities by the way they use this language”(Lawson pg.6).
Architecture can be viewed with two different types of properties. Properties that can be seen like shapes, their composition, the spaces they create and, the colours and textures that make up their appearance. These properties are considered to be visual while other properties are considered to be abstract. These properties can only be described using words; the meanings behind the architecture and the stories that can be told about it. The context, its cultural background and its function also affects how we view architecture. The question is, what