Three Types of Balance

By: Giuliana Rokke

Symmetrical Balance

Symmetrical Balance is achieved when both sides of a room are exactly identical. For example, the picture to the right is symmetrical balance. If you were to divide the gym in half, one sides would be just like the other. (Students, instructor, and cones not included).

Asymmetrical Balance

Asymmetrical Balance is achieved when both sides of the room do not match, but balance is still achieved. The picture at right is an example of asymmetrical balance because the groups of desks on one side of the room do not match the other half of the room, but they equall the desks on the opposite side.

Radial Balance

Radial Balance is achieved when objects are centered in a circular formation around a point of importance in a room or area. Mr Rosentreter's room, for example, has radial balance because all of the desks are centered around his main teaching desk. This makes sense in this room, because, 95% of his class is him talking.

Favorite Type of Balance

My favorite type of balance is Asymetrical Balance. I enjoy this type of balance because, when creating a room, I feel that you have less expectations. When I am held to less, I can better create an original and creative room.