objects and materials.
Curvilinear forms and
textures. Pleasant and
Soft lights. Soothing
sound. Volume infused
with quite colors-
whites, grays, blues,
Sensed confinement. No point of
orientation. No means by which to judge
position or scale. Hidden areas and
spaces. Possibilities for surprise. Sloping,
twisted, or broken plans. Illogical,
unstable forms. Slippery, hazardous base
plane. Danger. Sharp elements. Contorted
spaces. The unfamiliar. The shocking. The
startling. The weird. The uncanny.
Symbols connoting horror and pain. Cold
blues, cold greens. Abnormal,
Free spaces. Smooth, flowing forms and patterns.
Lack of restrictions. Forms, colors, and symbols that
appeal to the emotions rather than to the intellect.
Warm, bright colors.
Sparkling, Shimmering, shooting, or glowing light.
Exuberant, lilting sound.
Scale not important.Total space mild and unpretentious. No
insinuating elements. No distractions of sharp contrast. Symbols,
if used, should relate to subject of contemplation. Space providing
a sense of isolation, privacy, detachment, security, and peace.
Soft, diffused light.Tranquil and recessive colors. If sound, a low
muted stream of sound to be perceived subconsciously.
Complete Privacy. Inward orientation of room. Subject the focal point. Intimate scale. Low ceiling.
Horizontal planes. Fluid lines. Soft, rounded forms. Juxtaposition of angles and curves. Delicate fabrics.
Exotic elements and scent. Soft, rosy pink to golden light. Pulsating, titillating music.
Sublime spiritual awe :
Overwhelming scale that transcends
normal human experience. Soaring forms
in contrast with low horizontal forms.
Orientation upward to or beyond some
symbol of the infinite. Complete
compositional order, often symmetry.
Highly developed sequences. Use of costly
and permanent materials. Connotation of
the eternal. Use of chaste white. If color is
used, the cool detached colors, such as
blue-greens, blue, and violet. Diffused
glow with shafts of light. Deep full,
swelling music with lofty passages.
Areas and spaces unsuited to anticipated use. Obstacles. Discomfort. Annoying
textures. Improper use of materials. The illogical. The false. The insecure. The tedious.
The blatant. The dull. The disorderedly. Disagreeable colors. Discordant sounds.
Uncomfortable temperature or humidity. Annoying lights.That which is ugly.
Spaces, forms, textures, colors, symbols,
sounds, light quality, and odors all suited to the
use, whatever it may be. Satisfaction of
anticipation, requirements, or desires.
Sequences developed and fulfilled. Unity with
variety. Harmonious relationships. A resultant
quality of beauty.
Ormsbee, S., (2006), “Landscape
architecture : a manual of
environmental planning and
design”, McGraw-Hill, NewYork.