Design Principles – Architecturally Speaking


What are 4 Elements of Architectural Design?

Before you start a big project, getting the your ideas in front of a professional can create new ways to manager your space. Planning your vision can really add value and ensure that you’re going to enjoy the design well into the future.


Architectural features need not compete with each other, but rather work in harmony. Less adornment and a focus on the way that a feature functions is far more important. Open space both physically and visually allows us to breath. The point from which you are standing and seeing the distance to any wall or vertical surface need also be taken into account. Objects like walls, tall cabinets and built-ins can obstruct the view and make one feel closed in. This is why many people prefer a open floor plan.


Connecting the inside to the outside creates harmony with the site. Modestly “nestling” the home into the site. Good design creates a progression between privacy and transparency. Consider for a moment that their are two kinds of space. Physical space we know about, but there is also visual space.


Because good modern design puts function at the center of its focus, it should not fall prey to the fashion trends coming and going. It’s built to last with economy and quality. Good modern design should also be low maintenance by using durable finishes and building procedures that last.


The natural outdoor surroundings should be allowed to enter inside. Outdoor rooms are just as important as indoor rooms. Screen walls offer privacy without cordoning off the indoors. Interior courtyards offer the best of both worlds by allowing the elements in and creating privacy with the surrounding interior walls. Patios, decks, lanai, pergola and balconies are integral to good architectural design.

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