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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Spatial Composition - Part 3

The Wall, Two Walls.....A Room !!!

A single wall is similar to the two columns in that it defines two sides, the approach can be determined by angle and the most "natural" approach is perpendicular to the wall.

Adding a second wall now creates a space between... the question becomes one of "scale". Architects typically use the term "scale" to refer to the proportion of something to the size of a person. Obviously (as shown below), if the walls are too small or too far apart, they will not create the sense of "room" (enclosure).

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