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Theory of Architectural Space


 

“We need desperately to relearn the art of disposing of buildings to create different kinds of space: the quiet, enclosed, isolated space; the hustling, bustling space, pungent with vitality; the paved, dignified, vast, sumptuous, even awe-inspiring space; the mysterious space; the transition space which defines, separates and yet joins juxtaposed spaces of contrasting character.

We need sequences of space which arouse one’s curiosity, give a sense of anticipation, which beckon and impel us to rush forward to find that releasing space which dominates, which climaxes and acts as a magnet, and gives direction.”
Rudolph, Paul Marvin, 1918-1997. "The Changing Philosophy of Architecture." Architectural Forum 101 (July 1954): 120.



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