Last edited 30 Jun 2021

Ambiguous formalities in Architecture

Certain structures designed by architects are complex and complicated that are hard to understand and need critical analysis to pinch out their true meaning in terms of functioning and esthetical values, the degree of contradictions sparkling from these structures bespeaks the architect ability to infuse different kinds of scenarios into a single design with the intention of adding more and more to its complexity, rendering it to be hardly understood and perceived in terms of its use and symbolical meanings.

Modern architectural elements lacks the essence of duality in their design and use. There is a need for architects to reconsider this old phenomenon and try to their level best to create meaningful elements with multiplicities in spatial programs and expressiveness.

For instance in separations and manipulations of elements there is an opportunity of creating both structural and spatial component that can serve more than two purposes at once.

Directional and non-directional spaces are the best examples of creative purposeful architectural environment using the articulated elements that are intentional and advantageous to the users and operators of buildings.

Similar to multipurpose elements, the multifunctional materials offer the best experience to designers and occupiers of the structures. These materials must be placed at the correct area to achieve a particular object. When these materials are ill placed they can add to spatial ambiguity creating spatial confusion or illegibility.

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