Space relationship – designing a home to suit your lifestyle
People often think of architecture as being bricks and mortar, but it’s much more than that. Buildings are about walls, doors, ceilings and windows; architecture is about space, or space relationship to be more precise.
What we see is the building but what we experience is the space in and around the building.
As a Brisbane architect, I’m not only focused on what is being built. I’m also focused on the space between the physical boundaries and the relationship those spaces have to every other space within the home. And the relationship between those spaces is based on the lifestyle of the homeowner.
What it feels like
Have you ever walked into a house and immediately felt at home? That comfortable feeling that you’ve experienced is the result of a well-designed space – a space that has been designed with both form and functionality in mind.
For a home to be comfortable and intimately suit your lifestyle requirements each space must work on its own and in conjunction with the spaces around it. It must comfortably accommodate all fixtures and furnishings whilst allowing for effortless movement from one space to the next.
How people will move between each space is of great importance. Movement should be effortless and logical. Understanding what people want to do in each space and the surrounding spaces is paramount if this outcome is to be achieved.
What it looks like
Of course the physical is still of great importance. It not only defines the boundaries of the spaces both in and around it, but it also represents us and informs others of our tastes. Therefore for a home to reach its true potential there needs to be a visual connection that ties all spaces together.
But that’s not to say that each room should look the same as the next. There is plenty of scope for giving each room a personality of its own it’s just that each room needs to visually cooperate with the others if a home is to reach its stunning potential.
Connection and isolation
So what does all this mean in a practical sense?
Well simply put the relationship between spaces needs to be carefully planned and appropriate. For example, there is typically a benefit in having a close connection between living areas and spaces such as the kitchen and your outdoor entertaining space. However, home offices, studies, bedrooms or reading rooms benefit greatly from isolation.
And it’s this understanding about the balance between these spaces that makes all the difference in creating a home that’s not only beautiful but also functional.
At dion seminara architecture we understand space relationship and its relevance in Brisbane architecture. So whether you’re looking to build or renovate, contact us and let us help create a home that not only looks stunning but one that feels perfectly comfortable and suits your lifestyle needs.