Friday, 11 September 2009

Architectural Mini-Tutorial: Breaking the box, part 1

If we want to “break the box” instead of just make a box, when we build our houses we need a few tricks up our sleeve.

When we realise that when we perceive space we look for enclosure, we can begin to "break out" of this sense of enclosure and liberate our built spaces -- allowing spaces to flow together within our buildings, and without.

Consider ...

Look at how all three methods described above are used in the two deceptively simple plans below to suggest larger space than there is, and to link the spaces within to the landscape outside (you should be able to click on them to enlarge them).
Wright-JacobsHouse  Hornby 2 Main Floor Plan

I hope this has helped you to see more clearly how architectural space is about more than just laying out wee boxes.  :-)

1 comment:

  1. Yes. thanks for explaining that.



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