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The Architectural Elements and Principles of an Interior Space
Transcript of The Architectural Elements and Principles of an Interior Space
Form is the spatial definition of a thing, its
extent in one, two, or three dimensions.
form is spoken of in terms of point, line, and plane.
design, we speak of line, shape, and volume.
Texture is the surface quality of an item. It’s how something feels when touched, or looks like it would feel if touched.
Color is described with the words hue, value, and intensity.
Hue refers to the name of the color red or blue, for example.
Value tells the lightness or darkness of a hue.
Intensity refers to the brightness or dullness of a hue.
Space is the infinite extension of a three-dimensional
Not only is space the realm where shape and
volume exist, but it also determines their aesthetic
The natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible
The elements of design provide a framework for problem solving in the design process. Form, texture and color are the components brought together to create an environment.
Balance results from the interaction of inter-playing
forces, attractions, and weights. Balance strives for a
state of equilibrium in order to create a sense of
Rhythm provides an underlying unity and evolving
Continuity, recurrence, or organized movement
Repetition and progression are two primary ways of developing rhythm
Emphasis deals in terms of dominance and subordination. Properly used, it calls attention to the
more important elements of a space
Emphasis can be
achieved through position, color, light, shape, or contrast.
Proportion is the desired relationship of parts to the
Related to size, it deals with magnitude,
quantity, or degree.
Unity describes elements of a whole which are in
accord. Unity makes for ease of identification, but
proves dull when unrelieved.
Variety modifies parts of an environment by means other than progression.
Doors & Windows
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