Project Description


Achieve a visual equilibrium within a space by obtaining a balance between elements.

When equal visual weight of the elements is evenly distributed along a central axis (both real and imaginary), balance is obtained.

Three different methods are used to achieve balance: symmetrical, which occurs when a space is equally divided and centred on a central axis; asymmetrical, when an imaginary central axis is used as the focal point for an odd number of elements; and radial, which involves various elements radiating from a central area in circular symmetry.

Quick Reference

Although all used to achieve a visual equilibrium, the three different types of balance each create their own feelings in a room:

  • Symmetrical Balance creates a sense of calmness, stability and dignity.
  • Asymmetrical Balance is natural, energetic and dynamic.
  • Radial Balance is all about focus around a central object