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8 Common Building Design Mistakes You Need To Avoid

Designing and building a new home comes with some level of excitement. But what may seem nice in your mind or on paper doesn’t always translate well in real life. That’s why you need to ensure everything is planned thoroughly to prevent major mistakes that …

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8 Tips for Designing the Perfect Building Facade

Designing the perfect building facade is an arduous process. But, it’s extremely important to get the design right because your building can be negatively affected if you don’t think about the effect certain features will have on the structure’s exterior. Here are 8 tips for …

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What Makes a Good Floor Plan?

A quality floor plan is an important part of a complete set of drawings. It is typically the starting point for any home design or renovation project. For this reason, it’s crucial for it to have a well articulated layout and graphic consistency so it …

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Properties of Form in Architecture

Form is a term used extensively in the field of architecture. It is the physical quality that shapes the structures we see around us. Form, in combination with texture, light, materials, color and shade is what gives a building or space its unique character. The …

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The 4 Primary Elements of Architecture

The buildings we see around us all began as mere conceptual elements before they took form and became habitable structures. Architectural form is derived from 4 basic elements that are further elaborated until they begin to take form and serve as reference points for the …

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Proportion and Scale in Architecture

Proportion and scale are used extensively in architecture to create forms that are both functional and pleasing to the eye. Establishing a balance between the two is what separates great architecture from other types of structures. Designers use scale to create compositions that are appropriate …

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Elements of Circulation in Architecture

Circulation in architecture refers to the way people move throughout a building, and how they interact with the physical space around them. Circulation also occurs prior to entering a building, as people approach a structure. While people by nature ultimately decide which way they chose …