Construction

Geometry & Tone

Geometry & Tone

While color is very powerful and adds atmosphere to a room , it is the way in which we use tone that affects the actual space of the finished room. The word tone describes the lightness or darkness of a color , and this is altered by the addition of black or white. The easiest way to translate color into tone is to imagine the room or item you are considering as it would be seen in a black and white photograph. If it was all of the same tonal value , the picture would appear completely flat. It is only the variation of tone that adds depth to the photograph.

Interior Layout Planning of a House

Interior Layout Planning of a House

In planning a home as a long-term investment , the designer must know and utilize fundamental principles of good planning , including the many elements which will dictate the dimension of the rooms , the functional use of space , and the relationships of different areas. Room dimensions are determined in part by the number of occupants to be accommodated , and the size and quantity of furniture required by personal taste , comfort and convenience.

Circular Bridge in Uruguay

Circular Bridge in Uruguay

When building bridges, designers do not often think about making their bridge round, but that is exactly what Uruguayan  architect Rafael Viñoly did. The bridge spanning the Laguna Garzón in Uruguay just opened to the public and it has people wondering why such a structure was ever built. In sharp contrast to many purely architectural projects, this bridge actually has a need and purpose.

Proper House Orientation

In simple terms, the way we "put" a building in a plot (orientation , connection with public spaces , correlation with other residences ) , ensures the conditions of balanced sunshine during the day. The objective of an architectural study is to organize the house plans in a way to ensure desirable sunshine conditions for the various types of living spaces.