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Conceptual Space | Architectural Drawing and Design

Conceptual Space | Perception of Space

The design of space is first a mental concept and any resultant response is primarily experienced through visual perception.

A form oriented approach in which space can be literally ignored – or a waste product after design is still prevalent in architectural circles.

From a form dominated perception to a renewed awareness of space as dynamic – vase/ faces experiment tangible substance.

The spaces between buildings is as important as the spaces which contain them.

Conceptual Space | Perceptual Space

Source: Ar. Darwish  | Conceptual Space | Perceptual Space

 

Spatial Diagramming (Interior Spaces)

To create in a diagram and thinking attitude which has transported your minds eye through an interior space. It sharpens the mind. This is not a figurative drawing but a subjective diagram. The diagram might emerge elliptical due to the eyes perceptual window.

A) Draw lines from a field of vision different points – Select and connect various points in a room.


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Space Perception | Psychological Space

Perceptual/Psycological Space | Architectural Drawing

Observing the behaviour of occupants of different types of interior space and an introspection of ourselves in relation to each space.

  • A comic strip format
  • The shape, sound and dynamics of space
Psycological space | Space Perception

Psycological space | Space Perception

Select three different kinds of interior space:

  1. A small confined space – waiting room
  2. A large lofty space – mosque/mandir etc
  3. Public/Private space – a spherical shape

One hour in each space.


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Perceptual Space | Architectural Drawing

Perception of Space | Architectural Drawing and Design

Tactile Sensations

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.

Perceptual Space | Tactile Sensations

Perceptual Space | Tactile Sensations

EXERCISE

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.

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Use of Colors in Painting | Architectural Drawing

Use of colors | Painting Techniques

Perception of color affects muscular tension, brain waves, heart rate, respiration, and other functions of the autonomic nervous system. Earlier, we discussed “Affect of Color Schemes on Human Behavior“.

Yellow – suicidal inclined persons use yellow

Red – A powerful and active color – warm

Green – A calming color

Blue – Cool, colourless clearly focussed on the eye

Dark colors – Masculine – clearly defines spaces

Tins – more friendly, pleasant, beautiful than darker

Grey – neutral color

All of the above depend upon material and texture and intensity of color

Color Charts

Color Charts

The use of Colors should be done as follows:

(Select a pallete of any 3 primary colors + white and Black)

Pallete1:

  • Scarlet Lake
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Cobalt Blue

Pallete2:

  • Crimson
  • Yellow ochre
  • Pressian Blue

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