What are the design attributes of stone for expanding space? (1)

The application of stone in the field of architectural design has a long history, dating back to ancient times. Nowadays, with the continuous increase in the speed of social and economic development, the public has also put forward higher requirements for the comfort and viewing of activity spaces. When people are immersed in the comfortable and comfortable life brought about by industrial civilization, they prefer the decorative nature of stone that returns to nature and simplicity.

Therefore, the annual growth rate of the world’s decorative stone usage is higher than economic growth, becoming the second largest decorative material after the world’s largest decorative material ceramics. Middle and high-end buildings in various regions have even reached an unbeatable level without stones. It is therefore of great significance to carefully study the design properties of stone and explore how different properties of stone can be better applied to various properties and considerate buildings and spaces, in order to enhance the market acceptance of stone. So, what are the design attributes of stone that expand the vast space?

01. Color

It is said that when a person enters an unfamiliar space, 75% of their initial understanding of the space comes from their perception of color. Only then can they begin to understand the form of the space. Although the accuracy of this statement still needs to be verified, upon careful consideration, it is not entirely unreasonable. Because what color represents is not only a question of whether it looks good or not but also a powerful and effective objective tool for expressing space. From the perspective of visual communication, the industry generally believes that color, as a medium for conveying aesthetic information, has a specific suggestive function.

When people see a certain color, it can cause certain psychological reactions and associations, leading to different emotions and artistic conceptions today. The impact of this color is often different because of the differences in countries, regions, customs, times, and other factors, which is quite interesting.

Therefore, it is very important to fully grasp the color of materials to create a beautiful and comfortable indoor environment. Generally speaking, a good design, in terms of color application, must conform to the Zeitgeist and cater to local customs. Color is also the most obvious attribute of stone. From a scientific perspective, the color of the stone is presented by the selective absorption and reflection of different wavelengths of visible light by various minerals in the rock, and its color is mainly determined by the types and proportions of internal constituent minerals.

It is these colors that create the ever-changing charm of stone and enrich its usage techniques. From the perspective of imagery, color to a certain extent signifies life, and people’s experience of color is often the most direct and common. If there were no color in this world, it would be unimaginable.

In interior design, the correct use of colors can make messy spaces simpler, create a different atmosphere, and achieve twice the result with half the effort in performance, making clever writing more effective. In terms of architectural design, different color combinations can also give the building a feeling of “peaks appearing on the sides of the mountain horizontally, with different heights in the far and near”, making the building reach a higher aesthetic level.

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