Elements of Architectural Design
Understanding architectural design is simplified if you think of the “façade” or face of the building as a painting. You are then able to use the language of art and design to talk about the image you see. In this section of the site, we will practice describing architecture by looking for aesthetic elements as described in Dr Harry S. Broudy’s Aesthetic Concept Model. Broudy organizes the elements of design into four categories: Sensory, Formal, Technical, and Expressive.