Architectural design takes that which does not yet exist and creates a new reality within our built environment.
The means for creation lies in the careful trained implementation of design elements. It is only through proper training, experience and ultimately personal interpretation that successful solutions are provided to satisfy, enhance and validate our existence.
Every design has a purpose or reason to exist; else there would be no point in the existence of the solution. The purpose of architectural design is to create the potential built solution to satisfy the purpose or need of the client. The tools used for the design methodology are these design elements and principles.
· Colour: relationship of colour to emotion, illustration of colour used for affect and contrast. Colour principles relative to presentation and building products;
· Light/Shadow: natural lighting and the perception of surfaces and voids. The integration of natural and artificial light, the use of shadows;
· Mass/Volume: Definition of massing relative to context, interior special arrangements, exterior appearance;
· Texture: Surface definition, texture and use for purpose and effect;
· Perceptions (Visual/Physical): Review stereotypes of building designs and the contraventions of these designs. The use of perception, both visual and physical, to benefit a design solution.
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