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Lesson 1 - ArchDesign Terms
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Someone who practices architecture including the planning, designing and oversight of a building's construction
Also known as building engineering. It's the application of engineering principles and technology to building design and construction.
The art and science of designing buildings and other physical structures both habitable and uninhabitable
(Equality of) distribution of weight around an axis
The qualities that give pleasure to the senses; what delights people
The appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness)
Using elements in opposition to create an extreme difference; the act of distinguishing by comparing differences
The ability of an item to last a long time
Furnishings from different styles/periods in a cohesive, interesting, unique way. Reflect travels, interests, and values of its owner.
Elements of Design
Tools such as line, form, space, mass, texture and color used to create designs
Wherever the focus is concentrated; pull the viewer's eye to what's important
A 3-dimensional outline or structure.
A design process where plans and working drawings are created for the construction of a structure
The actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
One detail increases or decreases gradually with repetition
Characterized by or arranged in degrees, especially successively, as according to height, depth, or difficulty
Capable of being lived in
A solution or product is made by designers with the use of a plan
A path that connects two points; can be straight or curved
A way of combining elements causing the viewer's eye to move
All materials, functions, forms, and surroundings are coordinated and in harmony with nature
Principles of Design
Guidelines of balance, proportion, emphasis and rhythm that tell us how to use the Elements of Design to create pleasing designs.
Harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design)
Arranged like rays, such as spokes, bars, lines, etc.; an object that has symmetry around a center point (circular)
Showing consistency or pattern of elements
A 2-dimensional outline; any geometric closed contour
The physical magnitude of something (how big it is)
Something built or constructed, as a building, bridge, or dam, that can habitable or uninhabitable
Balanced in arrangement; capable of division by a central line into similar halves
The feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface, substance, or fabric.
Unable to support human life and settlements
The combination of all elements working together to achieve a sense of harmony in your design; grouping related items close together
A facility composed of one or more pieces of equipment connected to or part of a structure and designed to provide a service such as heat or electricity or water or sewage disposal
The relative darkness or lightness of a color
The quality or state of having different forms or types
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