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Posted by  Jim on July 08, 2003 at 07:21:29:

In Reply to:  formality in architecture posted by anju on July 06, 2003 at 23:58:22:

FORMALITY has different definitions in different nations, but generally it could be conceived as adherenece to normal expectations for any one particular class of buildings, as well uniformity of balanced proportions and features. Obviously formality for a million dollar town house in New York City is far different from what is considered 'formality' in a hut in Africa. The situation says a lot about what is formal. Likewise, the nature of the building: a government building might well demand formality to assure the taxpayers that it has a serious purpose and "bears the sword" as the Bible says, for a purpose. The same formality would not be expected in a reataurant or night club where novelity is the order of the day to attract new customers. True, some night spots of years ago were noted for their formality in decor, but that is less and less found today. Want to make a formal building or decor? Study the locale and period of interest and adopt the most imposing design standards that you see, and you will likely achieve formality with a purpose.

 
 
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