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    Scale  Presentation Scale Presentation Presentation Transcript

    • What is “SCALE” ?
      • The comparison of one object against another
      • Determine objects’ size
      • Determine objects’ ratio/relationship of size
      Scale:
    • Types of Scale
      • Mechanical
      • Visual
      • Human
    • Mechanical Scale
      • The size of something relative to an accepted standard of measurement
        • U.S. Imperial System vs. International Metric System
        • Architectural Plans
        • Models
    • Monumentality
    • Visual Scale
      • The size of an object relative to an assumed size of anpther object
        • Elements such as windows and doorways give us an idea the size and the number of stories of a building
      • We perceive the size of each element in relation to the whole structure
    • Human Scale
    • Human Scale
      • Human scale is based on the dimensions of the body
      • Designing to human scale achieves:
        • Comfort
        • Intimacy
        • In control
        • Important
    • Monumentality
      • Breaks the human scale
        • Aware the existence of things much larger than ourselves
        • Insignificant
        • Demands our respect