Perception of Space | Architectural Drawing and Design
The need to develop an awareness through graphics of the “Form of Space” as an element vital in itself.
A whole series of perceptual overlays – Architectural space. Day/night; seasonal cycles; Light/Dark; Moon; Artificial light; Warm/Cold; pressure.
Much of our understanding of environment is experienced through the sense of touch/ TACTILE/ yet we are not aware of it very much. A little awareness will help.
The primary aim of this exercise is to experience tactile sensations and be able to use it in spatial design.
Our bodily contact with the edges of space is central to our awareness of ourselves and spatial location.
As designers of environment, we should base future man made spaces upon some understanding of its contribution to the experience of others.
Visual as well as kinaesthetic space.
- Use a Comic Strip Format
(Compile a tactile space diary in a sequence based upon a consciously experienced chain of touch sensations within one room).
- To Catalog in words and diagrams the varieties of SURFACES and TEXTURES encountered by our preselected extremeties of your body during a short period of time.
DRAWINGS AND WRITE UP
- A thumb nail sketch of the source / detailed blow up/Frottage(pencil rubbing for texture).
- A record in words of individual sensations associated with each texture.
- Pleasant – Unpleasant, smell, Taste and Sound
- The cold shock of initial contact with water in Bathroom
- The warmth of Hot water
- The silky smoothness of soap
- The roughness of a towel
- The hardness of a tooth brush etc