Architectural scale

Vision is inseparably present at every step of the building design process. In the beginning it is an idea that the author aims to articulate, commonly through a drawing, the main and the richest mean of communication at architect's disposal. Afterwards, Vision is that very dream that one tries to make come true, despite the obstacles and hardships that come along the way. It is here, where you plan, forecast and anticipate. But it is only after the completion of the building that a new beginning for the project takes place. There is no longer one Vision – what until now has only been speculated is now being verified. Thousands of viewers independently create their own interpretations, based on how they perceive what they see. Therefore is it possible to anticipate and consider probable outcomes as early as in the design process? Can we, by any chance, foresee what others would see?

 

The importance of understanding architectural means of expression and their application was thoroughly analysed by Rudolph Arnheim. As an art theorist and a perceptual psychologist, he researched both fields in search for a common ground - in his writings he refers to painting, cinema and also architecture. He stated that form and content are indivisible, and that patterns created by an artist reveal the true nature of the human experience.

 

 

Monastery Certosa di Pavia, Pavia

Vision is inseparably present at every step of the building design process. In the beginning it is an idea that the author aims to articulate, commonly through a drawing, the main and the richest mean of communication at architect's disposal. Afterwards, Vision is that very dream that one tries to make come true, despite the obstacles and hardships that come along the way. It is here, where you plan, forecast and anticipate. But it is only after the completion of the building that a new beginning for the project takes place. There is no longer one Vision – what until now has only been speculated is now being verified. Thousands of viewers independently create their own interpretations, based on how they perceive what they see. Therefore is it possible to anticipate and consider probable outcomes as early as in the design process? Can we, by any chance, foresee what others would see?

 

The importance of understanding architectural means of expression and their application was thoroughly analysed by Rudolph Arnheim. As an art theorist and a perceptual psychologist, he researched both fields in search for a common ground - in his writings he refers to painting, cinema and also architecture. He stated that form and content are indivisible, and that patterns created by an artist reveal the true nature of the human experience.