Elements of Traditional Architecture: Usage of Moldings in Practice
Hosted by the Ohio Lake Erie Chapter | 2 HSW LUs
Moldings serve a number of purposes, some utilitarian and some aesthetic, but all of which effect our experience and well being. The design, profiles, configuration, and proportioning of moldings in architecture also help define style, which affects the perception and aesthetics of space.
The first hour of the course will introduce the primary shapes of moldings and the science of their design and usage to create visual and stylistic effects. The second hour of the course will review the unique aesthetic and functional characteristics of moldings used during various historical periods and for specific design applications. The course is geared toward design professionals. Practical considerations for the intelligent usage of common moldings and combinations of moldings in everyday and specialized design will be discussed so that participants may more easily use moldings to better effect.
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Understand the basic principles of determining sizes, shapes and groupings of moldings in their design work.
Understand the effects on human health and well-being of design choices involving moldings.
Identify common design features unique to different periods, styles, traditions, and their effects and influence on perception and experience of space.
Be able to quickly identify and reference historical sources of design information pertaining to moldings.