Architectural Aesthetics (sage study)
Describes the relationship between architecture and the life of society, in which the design of buildings and urban space sets out to define a social purpose, beauty and personal relationship with the viewer who lives and acts within that space. The study surpasses the functionality of the building and invests it with expression and taste, raising the mood of the inhabitant and offering protection against those who would defile the bard's work.
Space is organized for the purpose of easing movement and functionality, with emphasis on attractiveness to enhance the dweller’s happiness and sense of cultural awareness. The knowledge does not permit the creation of full architectural plans (see Construction), but will allow the adaptation of existing plans or existing structures to provide the aesthetic details that will lift the building beyond its functionality.
The knowledge provides no practical skills related to building. Work that is proposed must therefore be hired out to others. A refit of an existing structure will typically cost 15-20% of the structure’s original value and will require time. An aesthetic architect is usually paid a 5% fee for adding stylistic features to a functional architect’s work.
- Bring Comfort: allows the character to transform a home or living space into a place of activity and consolation. Time is required. Once work is completed, the space will increase productivity and health by 8-15%, depending on form of construction and materials used.
- Building Allure: allows a refit of existing shops or operating businesses, in turn producing an increase of 7-12% monthly sales.
- Recognition of Style: enables the identification of purpose, nature, period and probable culture of origin for an existing structure.
- Site Judgment: assesses the relative comfort and social importance of a construction through sensory, emotional and intellectual means, recognizing the site’s social, cultural and beneficial merits.
- Architectural Style, the gift of transforming a building or other structure into one that is notable or historically important, beyond the immediate limitations of fashion. The building must be of a certain purpose ~ schools, libraries, arenas or religious ~ or it must have some cultural magnificence, such as monuments or monoliths.