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When students begin studying Architecture at a University, the first thing that they are supposed to become excellent at, is doing a documentation or a case study. It could be a case study of a small village, town, a villa, a bus-stop, or a high-rise commercial or residential building. A case study is an in-depth investigation of a single individual, group, incident, or community. Other ways include experiments, surveys, or analysis of archival information
What is the purpose of conducting a Case Study?
As the term Case Study suggests, it is the study of a particular case that is similar to your topic of design project. Doing a case study will help you understand the various aspects that you have to consider while designing.
Design Considerations for a Holiday Resort | Architectural Planning
‘Holiday Resort’ is an essential part of tourist places. Everybody prefers a good resort and expects good services.
A good ‘Holiday resort’ is one which satisfies all the requirements of the customers and for this purpose the first essential thing is the design and planning of it. The most important person responsible for creating and designing that space is an “Architect”.
People visiting the holiday resort are generally the tourists and they can be from any part of the world. It is therefore the responsibility of an Architect to design it considering various requirements of various classes of people suiting different habits.
The success of every resort is influenced by the following seven factors:
- Good Location
- Attractive appearance (Aesthetic appeal of the structure)
- Good landscape
- Quick and pleasant services
- Food quality
Let us move on with the discussion on some of the most important factors that are necessary to be considered while designing a “Holiday Resort”.
If we design a building aesthetically good and also decorate it beautifully from inside, yet if its surrounding outside area is rubbish, then the beauty of the building will be considered reduced. As such the building must have a beautiful surrounding. This is achieved by landscape development.
Landscaping is an art of planning the drives, walks, lawns, shrubs, gardens, flower-beds etc. so as to form a beautiful setting for a building. The main purpose of landscaping is to create a joyful environment round the building and give the occupants a healthy breath, good appearance and natural beauty.
Architecture is an art of creating beautiful spaces, of designing structures where form follows function. It is an art based on the principles of Utility and Beauty.
Form follows function is a principle associated with modern architecture and industrial design in the 20th century. The principle is that the shape of a building or object should be primarily based upon its intended function or purpose.
This is a guest post by Elysabeth Teeko – http://twitter.com/elysateek
For many people, owning a home specifically designed to their taste is the ultimate goal – nobody wants to live in a cookie cutter house, and we all have dreams of that amazing architecture we wish to be surrounded by. Architecture should reflect client’s expectations and inner character… it should feel like an extension of their own selves. It is the ultimate approach in creating a perfect home. Architecture as of itself, however, is lost without complimenting it with Interior Design and Decoration.
Here are some interesting articles on “Interior Designing”
The Bahai House of Worship in Delhi, India, popularly known as the Lotus Temple due to its flowerlike shape, is a Bahai House of Worship and also a prominent attraction in Delhi. It was completed in 1986 and serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent
The temple gives the impression of a half-open lotus flower, afloat, surrounded by its leaves. Each component of the temple is repeated nine times. The temple is open to people of all faiths, languages and cultures. It is a symbol of a United India.
Understanding Pictorial Space – II
An analytical drawing of spatial symbols clues which indicate distance and depth in our perception of form.
The primary visual cues which aid our perception of Depth:
- Binocular Vision
- Motion Parallax
Our eyes are overlapping fields of view and Stereoscopic Depth Vision.
The pictorial images created by graphic displays have to depend totally upon secondary cues to depth.
Depth is created by –
- Relative apparent size – Linear perspective objects become smaller as they are far away.
- Light and shadow
- Atmospheric haze (Ariel perspective)
- Overlap – most potent secondary cue to depth