Elements of Architectural Design: Sensory
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SENSORY ELEMENTS


When we analyze a building, we begin by scanning its façade. This means that we will examine the front of the building and systematically identify the aesthetic elements that compose the overall design. The first things we notice about a building are elements that appeal directly to our senses: line, shape, texture, color, light/dark, and space. Use the photographs that follow to help you practice looking for each of the sensory elements: