Thursday, November 18, 2010

Design Principles

Interior of the Kaufman House by Frank Lloyd Wright 
Unity and can be seen in the use of stone as a material for the walls, the layers of stone create horizontal emphases. Variety can be found between this feature and the three wooden selves that protrude out and run along the top of the wall. Unity can also be found between the wall and floor finishes, which are uneven and natural in appearance and colour.

 The floor is finished with irregular sealed and waxed flag stones (polished to give the impression of the surface of a stream) that contrast to both the the natural bedrock which protrudes up to form the hearth, and the natural stacked stone used in the walls. There is also a contrast between these cold hard materials and the soft warm fabric furnishing used.   

Horizontal emphasis is created in the space by means of the shelving, low furniture, and the rough stone work wall finishes. The use of natural materials helps to emphasis the link between exterior and interior.

The colours used throughout the interior are mostly natural, due the use of natural materials, while the fabrics used for the furnishing are reminiscent of Autumn reds and yellows, which create a strong link to the surrounding natural views.

 Can be found in the use of the modular furnishings and stone work, it can also be found in the use of natural colours and tones.

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