Architectural design is primarily designing the environment we live in. Itallows us as humans to dictate what we want around us and control ourenvironment- to a point. The environment can be on a personal scale, such
as an ofce or bathroom, or it could spread to a grander, more holistic scale,
such as a city plan.
Architecture has grown from a eld that designs monumental structures
to include a more personal variety of projects. This creates a human in-
teraction with the environment, something which has seen a signicant
resurgence. When a building interacts with a person, it engages senses.Generally, the more senses the building taps into, the more meaningful the
interaction can be. It can truly dene what a building is to a person and
dictate what a person thinks or feels within a designed structure. To en-gage vision intellectually is good; to control what a person hears is better;to control texture and what a person touches is great; to control what aperson smells or even tastes is on a different level.A building’s design depends heavily on scale. Small scale tries to addressthe details of nuts and bolts, sometimes quite literally; whereas large scaletries to address the relationship of building on site. Architecture generallyuses a small scale to large scale strategy. An initial inspiring idea is devel-oped from a relevant source, such as the users. Then the building is builtfrom the ground up based on that idea, or parti. Human scale is taken intoconsideration along the way to ensure an experience for the user. Archi-tecture then, creates a sense of place to transport to.