Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Unique designs of buildings

A unique design to me is something that is not commonly seen in typical buildings. It would also stand out so much it becomes an amazing shape and makes me wonder how exactly would people live or go around within the interior.

It’s very much like the Upside Down House in Poland. From the angle that this photo is taken from, it looks like its going against the laws of gravity:

This image seems to be the reflection of a normal looking building through a crooked mirror. However, the architects are able to design the building in real life.

There are some you can’t even say about, like the Hole house in Texas, which makes you go ‘wow!’ immediately:

There’s a Amazing Flying house in Italy that doesn’t really fly like the house in the movie Up, but still, it can move up and down, rotate 360 degrees and move on rails!

Colours and how they affect the look and feel of buildings?

Different colours bring about different feelings and mood of a person. Here are some of the colours and their moods:

1. Yellow- Warm Colour - Associated with intelligence an inspiration, it gives people a cheerful feeling.

Being in a room with bright yellow wallpaper enlightens a person and makes people happy. When a person is happy, he/she is able to think more clearly, giving a person more inspiration.

2. Red - Warm Colour - Draws attention and is strongly associated with romance and passion.

As seen in this picture, red makes the environment filled with energy and romantic.


3. Blue - Cool colour - Blue is a calming and can make a place more creative looking.

Blue is also able to create a cool underwater environment, giving people a feeling that the place is well decorated, as seen in the picture. The blue coloured wallpaper and curtains makes one feel comfortable in that environment.


4. Purple - Cool colour - Purple is associated with creativity and luxury. It is also a simulating colour, thus boosting one's energy level.

In the picture, the wallpapers and bed lining are all purple in colour, thus it gives people a boost of energy and also feel the place is luxurious.

Lights and how they affect buildings

Lighting in a building sets the ambience of the place. Like how restaurants place their lamps and lights so it might suit families or couples. And how clubs have different coloured neon lights in different areas so it will be flashy for club-goers. It also gives that whole sort of ‘feel’ to the building and makes it look more attractive, especially for bright lights on the outside of the building.

As such are examples of how lights can convey different settings and ambiences:

How does texture affect the look and feel of the building?


A room filled with furniture made of wood gives a place a traditional and cottage live feel. This texture selection makes people feel comfy and a relaxed life.

This meeting rooms gives people a majestical and public feeling by having glass walls. It also gives a modern look and brights up the place, since light is able to pass through. No lighting will be needed.

A room made with concrete walls may seem normal. However, if the design of the room is good, it can bring out a “modern” and “fresh” factor. This texture can be considered as a classic for many.