Wednesday, July 13, 2016

What is Unity?

Unity in an interior

Unity creates order by the combination of cohesion, consistency, integrity and wholeness. In other words unity is integrated and supported by all the other design principles.

In the image chosen for unity, the design of the interior blends and sits well with the exterior and in the outside environment. The mission was to take the inside and outside and fuse them together in an easy seamless transition.

Natural materials of stone and wood are important considerations in linking the interior, exterior and nature. Inside, the huge expanse of glass panels blur the lines between the inside and the outside, whilst on the outside, strengthening the emphasis on the landscape the infinity water pool suddenly disappears into the wilderness. The large scale of the buildings sits comfortably in amongst the endless vastness. In total the design makes an obvious reference to nature in use of materials and layout so as to encourage the viewer to look beyond the limitations of the house and journey out into the distance.

Along with the materials, the colours and textures that are used mimic the natural world. Balance is found in an equal distribution of visual weight and shape in two buildings. The large windows allow for plenty of natural light to flood the rooms. The structures are evenly composed taking into account the rule of thirds, with the landscape in the centre being the key focus.

The emotional response here is of casual ease, harmony, tranquillity and oneness. Thought and feelings conjure up a vacation on an opulent resort somewhere in a remote destination far far away from the urban sprawl.

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