Session

Architecture

Description

Architectural form is often used but less frequently defined. Architectural form is an inclusive term that refers primarily to a building’s external outline or shape, and to a lesser degree references its internal organization and unifying principles. Shape encompasses various visual and relational properties; namely size, color and texture, position, orientation and visual inertia. Form is therefore generally and primarily understood as the shape or three dimensional massing, but also encompasses additional architectural aspects including structural configuration and form, in so far as they may organize and unify an architectural design.

Keywords:

structure, shell, design practice, form, catenary, fabric

Session Chair

Ajhan Bajmaku

Session Co-Chair

Lulzim Beqiri

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-33-2

First Page

116

Last Page

121

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

7-11-2014 2:15 PM

End Date

7-11-2014 2:30 PM

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Architecture Commons

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Nov 7th, 2:15 PM Nov 7th, 2:30 PM

A Synthesis of Architectural Form for Three Different Structural Systems

Durres, Albania

Architectural form is often used but less frequently defined. Architectural form is an inclusive term that refers primarily to a building’s external outline or shape, and to a lesser degree references its internal organization and unifying principles. Shape encompasses various visual and relational properties; namely size, color and texture, position, orientation and visual inertia. Form is therefore generally and primarily understood as the shape or three dimensional massing, but also encompasses additional architectural aspects including structural configuration and form, in so far as they may organize and unify an architectural design.