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Unformatted text preview: BALANCE BALANCE Equilibrium Focuses attention on something In an interior balance is constantly changing When interplaying forces, attractions, weights tend toward resolution In interiors, we deal with visual weight PURPOSE OF BALANCE PURPOSE Acts as a stabilizer Keeps it from running wild Think of a warehouse; garage; attic No arrangement; just placed anywhere Gives composition order We all have an inner sense of balance SYMMETRICAL BALANCE SYMMETRICAL Formal; duplicating; exact; equal; bisymmetrical; measured; state of repose; quiet; not disturbing; stateliness; passive; demands little effort from observer One side of object or composition is exact mirror image of the other Divides in equal parts Stresses the center Atmosphere Symmetry Creates? Atmosphere Traditional; formal Victorians were prissy & exact Sit up straight; not casual Precise, ordered, limited, sometimes unimaginative Where you Find Symmetry? Where In furniture design—in the design of objects themselves In classical or traditional architecture In interior structural design of a wall— window placement In interior groupings/arrangements SYMMETRY Traditional Balance Symmetry in a secondary or tertiary grouping Shaker Symmetry Divided for 2 sexes Symmetry with Rhythm SYMMETRY ALMOST SYMMETRY Symmetry Almost BALANCE Symmetry Almost Symmetry is achieved by placement of lamps and architecturally. Symmetry Almost is achieved by bust angle and painting Symmetry Almost Symmetry Almost Symmetry Almost ASYMMETRICAL BALANCE ASYMMETRICAL Occult; ‘felt’ balance, informal, active, motion, arouses, flexibility, subtle; spaciousness (Sand Dunes shifting without loss of balance) Heavier weight near center point counterbalance lighter ones further away Where the fulcrum of the design is not centered or in the middle Where Asymmetry Found? Where Design of background within the architecture Grouping of furniture; placing of objects within a space Each side of a balancing point is different Design of the object itself Modern or contemporary design BALANCE Asymmetrical structural design From the more formal balance, this slide shows the interior of a converted cottage with a very Asymmetrical architectural redesign. Passage leads to main living area lined with storage and stair at left leading to a mezzanine work area. Asymmetrical design of Wall and Built-in seating Asymmetrical Balance Asymmetrical Balance Asymmetrical Profile & Side Views Both Symmetry & Asymmetry Both Need both in one space so not monotonous nor chaotic Both: Symmetry & Asymmetry Both: Symmetry & Asymmetry Both Uses of Sym & Asym in a Space Uses Have one dominant and the other subordinate Must be some of the other or will be chaotic or boring Repeat opposite walls: Symmetry A S Y m A s y m Symmetry Other Ways to Find Balance in an Interior an Balance of: Color Apparent Mass or Weight (mass or size of object Texture Pattern Material Similar Areas/objects Seem Lighter or Heavier in Different Treatments or Color Treatments Distribute large pieces around a room to balance the walls If not possible, add color or texture to balance Large sizes or ‘heavy’ materials command attention Similar Areas/objects Seem Lighter or Heavier Similar in Different Treatments or Color in Bright colors and strong contrasts are remembered/seen Small areas of bright color can balance a large grayed area “Apparent weight” –way items seem to be—attraction power BALANCE OF APPARENT WEIGHT APPARENT MASS FOR MASS BALANCE in opposite directions in or or in Trianglulation BALANCE Mass for Mass in opposite directions COLOR BALANCE COLOR In Opposite Directions Or, In Triangulation Pattern Balance Opposite Directions Or, Triangulation Pattern Triangulation Pattern Triangulation ...
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course ARI 318K taught by Professor Kwallek during the Spring '11 term at University of Texas.

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