THE MIRACLE OF VOID IN ARCHITECTURE
Each large or small architectural work will be perfect when there is the balance between void and shape. The work must have the void to create interesting space. If the void in architecture lost, it’s difficult to feel the beauty of design.
The void in architecture
In architecture, void isn’t meaningless space, it’s the place to utilize the natural light and wind, and help to connect the space.
Today, when the minimalist style is more popular, the void in architecture is increasingly appreciated. It’s maybe the decorative corner, the resting place under the stair, the hall way or the front yard,…
The German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe – one of the master of modern architecture, always consider the void in architecture. He said “Less is more”.
The benefits of void in architecture
Void brings the feels and benefits in the life that we are unexpected
- Create little private corner: void is the necessary and meaningful silence, helps us escape from functional constraint and find the positive relaxation. The void helps to “breathe”, brings the wealth of soul and creative ideas.
- Create green space: The work’s value differs in creating and enjoying the void. The void helps to relax, restore the health and bring our life closer to nature.
- Bring the airiness for house: today, the constructions are crammed make everyone feel stuffy. The void is the airy place to compensate for the fatigue in life.
- Bring the harmony of inside and outside space: The void helps to connect function rooms together or connect the inside and outside.
Don’t try to fill up the void
The more housing price increases, the more we want to maximize area used. However, the beautiful work is not in fussy or complex arrangement, but in the keeping the open and pristine void.
The void is not the place that we can put anything we like. Design and use the void illogically will make user tired and stuffy. Let the void become useful and show the true meaning of art.