Principles of Architecture

This is another one of the subjects taught to first year students in BIT Mesra.
I find this subject comparatively easy. Not much thought goes into this subject; simple principles of design and all..
We are taught about the various aspects of a good composition;

  • Balance
    1. Symmetrical
    2. Asymmetrical
    3. Radial
  • Meaning
  • Rhythm
  • Contrast
  • Symbolism
  • Scale
  • Form
  • Imagery
  • Unity
  • Connections
  • Patterns
  • Varieties
  • Emphasis
  • Placement/Proximity
  • Grouping
  • Proportions
..and how they are used by artists and architects for making glorious compositions.

Here is a good book for Principles of Architecture.

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