PLACE

CONTRAST

Architecture dominates the landscape (ex. 1, juxtaposition) or is alien to it (example 2, nextslide).

Frank Gehry: Dancing house (1992-1996), Prague.
Example 1: Case of juxtaposition. Building dominates the urban
landscape, in front of the river Moldava.
Le Corbusier: Villa Sovoie (1929-1930), Poissy sur-Seine, France.
Example 2: Case of juxtaposition by abstraction.
Building ignores the context, is indifferent to it, alien to it.

RELATIONNOF CAMOUFLAGE

The relation of the building with the place is of extreme integration: mimesis.

SPACE

MODERN SPACE

The current modern movement, breaks the box and lets the space flow allowing horizontal and vertical connections

example: doble height, fluid spaces, etc

CONTEMPORARY SPACE

NO stairs, there is a total and absolute aim to confuse the public whith the space of relatio. The entire building space is unique and continuous

The concept of FREE SECTION is born. It consists of ending the tyranny of the horizontal plane, deforming it, twisting it, etc. (Previously, the section had also been worked on, but without losing the horizontality)

FORM

To those who maintain that architecture derives only from function, only from technique or only from construction, it can be answered with the same security that architecture derives only from an idea, only from space, only from the
instinct of beauty and joy.
[Bruno Taut]

RHYTHM

repetition of shapes in the space built. There are many options in plan elevations and sections for example, we can add rhythm to our construction by creating a patern in the separation of windows, columns, doors or whateve. in the case of the sections, we tlk about the interior of the building, so to add rhythm we could create a patern in the separation of the walls, rooms messurements, etc

AXIS

Linear element that marks a direction and distributes the space or elements around it. We can see these axis at streets, in the organisation of a city such as barcelona, done whit an admirable rythm

SYMMETRY

Regular arrangement of the parts or points of a body or figure in relation to a centre, axis or plan.

HIERARCHY

Relationship of supremacy of an element over others based on an established approach. By the size, the form or even by the situation

MODULE

A unitary element which serves as a proportional unit, and which is repeated on the same scale or at different scales.

Le Corbusier was interested in creating a system of proportions related to the human being, based on the golden ratio (the Modulor).

We are able to see buildins based on cells, human body and proportions or evenbased in column

GRID

composition based on a net of axes serving as a guide. we are able to see many types of grid shuch as rectangulr, triangular, square, romboidal, tratan,etc. There arae many possibilities

MOVEMET

The irregularity of forms and the variants of order inspire the idea of movement, of displacement. Buildings seems to move or even they do it. That is because the curved structures and the visual effect.

UNITY

The relationship of the parts to the whole so that nothing should be removed or added. Unity means congruity or agreement that exists between the elements of a design. There is a certain visual connection that makes them appear to go together. Separeted forms or structures can allso give us the feeling of unity, if we draw somethig whit dots, the dots are not unitde, however, the union of all the dotes, give us a final shape.

CENTRALITY

Organization of space around a center that creates attraction towards it. The center is neither necessarily the geometric center nor a physical point, but it is the focal point.

BALANCING

Complementary relationship between the elements of a composition:
• If the elements are equal and symmetrical, we speak about static equilibrium.
• If they are compensated by geometric difference, color …, we speak about dynamic equilibrium.

LIMITS

Are not perfectly defined, It is the edge of the elements of a composition where there is a change from the rest.

LIGHT

Such an important aspect to take in acount when designing. Architecture is the learned game; correct and magnificent of forms assembled in the light. Our eyes are made to see the forms under the light: the shadows and the clearings reveal the forms.

CONTRAST

contrapossition of elements on the basis of volume, colour, shape, texture, size, disposition.In our first look to a building we are able to see an important contrast. something calls our atention

COLOUR

chromatic manifestation of tge elements to be used. colour could be used in many diferent ways than just for decoration. to give sensations, visual effevts, etc

TEXTURE

Surface finishing of the elements involved in the final perception of architecture.

PROPORTIONS

Harmonic relation of dimensions according to certain mathematical or geometric rules.
The appropriate agreement between the parts of the same work and the commensurate response of the individual parts to the total form. As well as there is a proportion between the elbow, foot, span, toe and other parts of the human body, so it is in the construction of the works

SCALE

Relation between the size of the building and the size of a human. in the buildings there are ussualy many keys to chech the scale and apreciate the real size, however, dimensions can be alterned in purpose in order to modify our sense of scale