Form & Space

1. Form and Space: The Unity of Opposites

The unity of opposites was first suggested by Heraclitus a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher. Unity of opposites is the central category of dialectics, and it is viewed sometimes as a metaphysical concept, a philosophical concept or a scientific concept. It defines a situation in which the existence or identity of a thing (or situation) depends on the co-existence of at least two conditions which are opposite to each other, yet dependent on each other and presupposing each other, within a field of tension.

2. Defining Space With Horizontal Elements: The elevated Planes

An interesting house designed by Eastern Design Office that resides on an elevated topographical surface. This architecture takes  advantage of senic views provided by its elevated plane. The horizon seems to extend indefinitely and offers a visual connection to the urban landscape.

3. Defining Space with Vertical Linear Elements: Parallel planes

planes Looking down a hallway, there are two parallel planes on each side that define a volume of space between them. The two planes are a comfortable distance apart from each other but the flow of the planes either show you entering or exiting the hallway.

4. Qualities of Architectural Space: Light

A light shelf is an architectural element that allows daylight to penetrate deep into a building. This horizontal light-reflecting overhang is placed above eye-level and has a high-reflectance upper surface. This surface is then used to reflect daylight onto the ceiling and deeper into a space. Light shelves are generally made of an extruded aluminum chassis system and aluminum composite panel surfaces. Extruded components can be painted or anodized and they are all fielding fabricated and assembled from stock lengths.

5. Openings in Space-Defining Elements: At corner

Space at corner is available to make big affction in the space. Especially, the corner window which is the dominant element is the square single-storied box runs unbrokne form corner to corner. It makes relationship between two different spaces, and becomes an emphasis in the space.