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ABSTRACT

Architecture is the science and the art of space. The human feelings were
influenced by architectural space from time to time. This dissertation topic
focuses on the influence of architectural space over period of times.
A theoretical as well as practical key issue in the design of art museum and
galleries is how the layout of space interacts with the layout of objects to
realise a specific effect, express the intended message or create a richer
spatial structure.
Relating to the design of a history museum, it could evoke a certain feeling
or memory of a historical event. The design component of this project is
located in Chennai, a metropolitan city. It intends to impress visitors with a
vivid history of chennai in order to improve the image of the city.














INTRODUCTION

How does architecture affect our experience of museums?
There is no doubt that architectural space can influence human feelings.
This project focuses on the influence of architectural space, particularly in a
history museum, which could evoke a certain feeling or memory of a
historical event.

The city combines tradition and fashion in the new image of chennai. The
museum will present this to visitors the vibrant chennai with life and
energy.

Museum is a temple, where art and knowledge are most
important.

It has a balance between devotion to art.

3 primary task of a museum:
Education
Presentation
Forming of a collection















Nowadays, the public would not go to a museum in the first instance to
acquire knowledge or information. Instead, visitors of a museum expect to
go through a unique experience. This is why museums should be able to
offer an event in their competition with movie theatres, amusement parks
and shopping malls.

This dissertation topic discussing, how the museum reflecting the
essence of past, present and future of its city to the visitors.



The Design Process
Using the storyboard as a guide, proceed to:
1 Display of exhibition space
2 Circulation space
3 Natural and Artificial Lighting
4 Designing sound systems.








Design Considerations:

Many features of galleries that must be considered when organizing and
planning a new space. Some of those aspects are circulation, density,
lighting, backgrounds, arrangement, and labels.
The circulation of the space indicates the layout and direction of flow for
visitors. This can be done by numbering objects, or the layout of displays.
Poor circulation can result in the patron missing some galleries or displays
or viewing objects in an order other than what the curator intended.
Circulation should feel natural and logical; the patron may feel herded and
become resentful.
Lighting is extremely important and cannot be overlooked when planning
new galleries. Natural light is ideal, but it must be filtered, and not too
intense. It also should be consistent throughout the day northern and
southern exposure is ideal.
Backgrounds can refer to a number of things: props, panels, or a simple
painted wall can serve as a background to an object or display. These must
be subdued enough that they do not detract from the object on display,
but they should be complimentary. The specific position, arrangement,
and display of an object is important to consider. Height of the display
case, order in which objects are placed or hung, and the grouping of
certain objects are all major factors in how patrons interpret objects.