Light in Architecture, part 1 Post written by Simon Droog. Follow him on Twitter. An old teacher of mine used to talk about light with me and he always kept saying something like without light there is no architecture. At the time it sounded like one of those sayings teachers ramble about all the time, … Continue reading Without light, no architecture?
Human affinity for order Post written by Paul de Vries and Simon Droog. In our series Architectural means we’re trying to find answers to the questions: Which architectural means do we have to create specific atmospheres that can elicit specific emotions? In this post we’ll talk about the aspect Scale and proportion as one of … Continue reading Scale and Proportion
In our series Architectural means we're trying to find answers to the questions: Which architectural means do we have to create specific atmospheres that can elicit specific emotions? In this post we'll talk about the aspect Mass or void as one of the architectural mean we have to create specific architectural atmospheres. Mass or void … Continue reading Mass or void
After having discussed the basic concerns in the previous posts, we need to describe how we can actually design architecture attuned to the concerns of the users. Which architectural means do we have to achieve this? And how can we create specific atmospheres that can elicit specific emotions? First we'll briefly discuss the senses and … Continue reading Architectural means
In the post 5 Basic Human Concerns in Architecture we briefly discussed 5 architectural concerns. In this post we’ll describe one of the most fundamental of human concerns – Dramatizing a haven – with some examples. Safe Haven Safe Haven: Dramatize the sense of safety by the nearness of discomfort and even danger. Also in our … Continue reading Dramatizing a Haven