School of Art
What is Interior Architecture? It is the continuing exploration of all aspects of architecture in order to provide human comfort and pleasure, the completion of space for human use. It is the link between art, architecture, and interior design. Interior architecture is based on the concepts of three-dimensional development with respect to the enclosing architecture, human experiences, the significance of light, energy of color, and furnishings as extensions of architecture. Interior architecture can be practiced in two primary styles. First, the interior space can be designed in accordance with the exterior building in order to complement the outer shell. Architects like Frank Lloyd Wright designed in this manner, ensuring that every detail, inside and out, was related and significant. This is commonly known as the ‘total design’ concept. In modern times this is less practical because people are more specialized in their jobs, and the use of a buildings’ interior may vary widely over the course of its existence.
Bolger, Mary, "Elements of interior architecture" (1999). Honors Capstones. 471.
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