Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Blog Post 004: Principles and Elements of Design

Rhythm is clearly present with the repeating geometric shapes we have explored. Rhythm is seen in the "triangle tree" trellis idea and the hexagonal shapes comprised of smaller triangles. We also explored rhythm with repeating square, circle and diamond shapes. Rhythm will be important with the installation of textures in the IOB as a means of way finding and keeping visually cohesive. 

Symmetry has been created through patterns we have created, thus contributing to balance. In our display, we balanced larger elements with smaller models. In our space, we will use a similar method when combining large architectural pieces with smaller pieces. 

We placed emphasis on shape, color, and texture in our presentation, but as a whole I believe our strongest emphasis is on the hexagonal pattern that we plan to incorporate in a large scale. 

Unity is achieved through repeating geometric forms throughout the space. We also hope to achieve unity through a warm color scheme. 

Our overhang structure is dramatically scaled to create hierarchy using proportion. Smaller elements such as braille complement larger pieces going into the space. 

We have used very harsh lines and sharp angles to create a modern, industrial aesthetic. Softer lines are incorporated in wall fixtures and the overall trellis structure. 

We decided on a warm color scheme mixed with neutrals. We have 3 different color options that combine reds, oranges, browns, yellows, grays, and beiges.

Geometric shapes such as hexagons, triangles, and circles have been used so far. We will be incorporating softer shapes such as circles to complement our design

Texture has probably been the most important element thus far in designing a facility for the blind. We first used braille inspired textures to use as wall or floor coverings and then expanded to geometric textures. In our models we used textured paper, cardboard, styrofoam, plaster, metal wire, chip board, bamboo skewers, etc. to create and explore texture. Texture in our final project will be to direct users to focal points and highlight important areas. 

Geometric forms, especially triangles and hexagons have been a focus in this project. We have tried to incorporate softer forms with the use of curves in the trellis structure and other wall elements. 

Negative space is an important element in creating texture and shadow. Within the negative space in the hexagonal pattern 

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