3. INFORMATION RICHNESS

GOALS

"This space offers levels of interest"

 

THE BASICS

Information richness happens through ordered complexity 

 

In the natural world, variety offers information richness and complexity. We value complexity and information richness, stemming from a biological need for information (1, 2, 3).  Ornament and detail are necessary components in the built world. In the natural world, variety offers information richness and complexity.

 

It has been suggested that modern architecture’s minimalist approach affects our physiology, and creates a reaction similar to sensory deprivation and neurophysiologic breakdown (3).    

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Too much information, too little information,
and disorganized information feels unnatural and can increases stress.

(Both minimalist and high-dimensional abstract artwork/architecture have been shown to increase stress (5)). 

DETAIL
CONTRAST
SYMMETRIES
COLOR

Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen

Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen

Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen

South Dakota, USA
South Dakota, USA
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Pemaquid, Maine, USA
Pemaquid, Maine, USA
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Colorado
Colorado
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DSC03121_2
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Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Pho

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Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

Grand Palace

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Seattle Washington
Seattle Washington

Chihuly Garden & Glass: Native Americcan Textiles

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Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Spain

Almunda Cathedral

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Photo Credits: Studio Sweers Photography

WE GATHER INFORMATION THROUGH:

Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen

Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen

Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen

Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen

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