Interior Architecture Done Well Catches the Eye

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Interior Architecture Done Well Catches the Eye


Interior architecture is the result of the construction of a building and the style of architecture used. It is also the determining element of what we, as viewers, perceive the building to be made from the interior point of view.

Interior architecture also consists of all the embellishments and ornamentation we see and experience on the interior of a building. It is all the trim and moldings that make up a room, from crown molding to baseboard and everything in between.

Trim is everything that is usually made of wood, plaster or composite material to finish the interior walls. Trim can be simple and discrete, or ornate and complex, depending on the hand of the interior architect.

In Europe and in the U.S., interior architecture was considered its own field some time ago. Interior architects developed lavish design packages to complement and in some instances enhance the exterior architecture. Quite often, the interior architecture was the responsibility of the architect.

With the developing interior design field, more and more of the interior finishes have become the responsibility and task of the interior designers over time.

So what exactly are the components of interior architecture? Everything from the cornice at the top, where the wall meets the ceiling, to the baseboard where the floor meets the walls; all the other pieces in between are considered to be part of the interior architecture of the vocabulary architecture.

Both traditional and contemporary architecture contribute to interior equally. Traditional architecture can mesmerize, with finely detailed, intricate carvings and interesting profiles. Contemporary styles, on the other hand, can be simple and futuristic with clean sweeping lines. …

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