Cases: techniques for the visual expansion of space

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Reflective surfaces- mirrors the environment, expanding perception of space.


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Simple spatial extension- withdrawing the floor slab slightly, connecting the two levels


Multilevel visual contact- Diagonal views through several offset floors

atrium skylight


Atrium/skylight, natural light and sky-bound views without the full atrium.


Fujimoto- Multilevel transparency.

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Elevated privacy core- retains openness, while enabling privacy in one direction.

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Semi outdoor zone- making the hallway into an atrium.


Leading by concealing- next floor is semi-hidden, but underlined by light.

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Ceiling gap- allows for longer views, more light, and a sense of flowing spaces.

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Cutting the core- excess space is cut from the volume, making it lighter and more transparent.

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Core as separator- Divides the larger room in two, without clear walls or doors. Allows for a more fluent space.

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Transparency and function- retaining functional areas, while allowing for visual contact and light transmission.


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