Texture in Architecture

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Wall with smooth then brick texture

Walls you want to touch.

The smallest details can make the biggest difference when it comes to design. One element we use that takes our designs to the next level is texture. Colours and layouts are important factors in creating great designs but texture is a crucial element that is easily overlooked. Our architects use their creative and professional training to create beautiful homes that draw your eye using both tactile and optical textures.

In interior design WOLF Architects use texture, combined with furniture and colour, to take a room from okay to great and make the room just feel more complete. We use interior textures with patterns, grains or movement that make you want to reach out and touch. Sometimes we use simple changes in texture to define the spaces in open plan designs, changing from one texture to another to create a visual divide.

There are many ways to use texture on the exterior of a building. Different textures can change the way that light acts on a building, patterns and shapes can create a visual rhythm and we can use textures to add a particular style of character to a building. We add architectural texture by using light and shadow to play with the dimensions of the building or by using materials with interesting textures like concrete or brick.

When the viewer imagines how these surfaces feel to the touch it creates an emotional connection to the building. When WOLF Architects apply texture wisely to our designs we create a home that you can’t help but stare at when you first drive up.

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black angus bricks close up

By |2018-07-13T16:38:28+00:00June 8th, 2018|Architectural Blog, Design Tips|