Although the architecture of typography is best known for building design, the field of architectural design often extends to graphic design, typography, furniture design, fashion, landscapes, lighting, acoustics, and town planning. These different but related areas often merge when planning to design a new structure. It is impossible to successfully design a new building if you do not take into account the urban context in which it is located. Or the landscape that leads to a building. Many architects have contributed to the world of furniture design. And designed a building and the furniture it contains as one. On the surface, typography and architecture do not seem to be as directly connected as some of the above disciplines. But they are connected in several ways.
The interface between architecture and the associated design disciplines allows the development of unique and creative ideas in the built environment. Typography and the art of writing are an interesting way to rethink the boundaries of architecture and the world around us.
Before computers were used to create plans and drawings, architects and designers had to hand-write sheet titles and notes. Graphic font standards have been developed to keep the fonts consistent when a group of people is working on a series of drawings.
Although computers now regulate font styles, architects often write in a classic architectural font style.
Here is an article with a little more information on writing and handwriting related to architecture. Signaling is used both as an exterior. And interior function to facilitate the search. And identification of buildings. Large facilities, such as hospitals, universities, and offices. Often use interior panels to improve airworthiness and convey a unified brand across their facilities. Exterior signage can also be designed. As an architectural feature. And carefully integrated into the facade of a building to identify, mark, or transmit a message.
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