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Scale Presentation Presentation Transcript

  • 1. What is “SCALE” ?
  • 2.
    • The comparison of one object against another
    • Determine objects’ size
    • Determine objects’ ratio/relationship of size
    Scale:
  • 3. Types of Scale
    • Mechanical
    • Visual
    • Human
  • 4. Mechanical Scale
    • The size of something relative to an accepted standard of measurement
      • U.S. Imperial System vs. International Metric System
      • Architectural Plans
      • Models
  • 5. Monumentality
  • 6. 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
  • 7. Human Scale
  • 8. Human Scale
    • Human scale is based on the dimensions of the body
    • Designing to human scale achieves:
      • Comfort
      • Intimacy
      • In control
      • Important
  • 9. Monumentality
    • Breaks the human scale
      • Aware the existence of things much larger than ourselves
      • Insignificant
      • Demands our respect