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PRESENTATION ON ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

PREPARED BY: DEEPTI SHARMA

CHARACTER OF A BUILDING

FUNCTIONAL CHARACTER OF BUILDING

Every building has specific functions and is made for specific broad purpose. The internal planning is in co-ordination with the exterior facade that tells us the purpose of the building. The external appearance plays an important role in determining the purpose and the function of the structure.

ASSOCIATED CHARACTER OF BUILDING

The character of some buildings is expressed through elements associated with certain influences. Such influences often go thousands of years back in history and culture. Cultural aspects play an important role in determining the Associated Character of a particular structure. We recognize a building by its features, which we associate with a particular structural style . A spire on a tower by the side of a spacious building indicates a church. A gopuram depicts a Hindu Temple whereas a crescent and a white dome is the symbol of a mosque.

PERSONAL CHARACTER OF BUILDING

Characters in architecture is comparable with the attributes of an individual. If a building is designed in the proper spirit, personal characteristics such as grace, dignity and vitality can be expressed as an integral part of the structure