February 15, 2012

Architectural Anxiety, 2010

'Architectural Anxiety' was my graduation thesis at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2010.

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January 15, 2010

Seven guidelines to achieve fearless architecture

1. Organize the space so that its nature is clear, offer overview. Upon entering, the borders of the space
and its divisions must be visible.
2. Don’t produce areas with too many lines of sight.
3. Provide enough shielding through (non-) constructional elements.
4. Create a balance between light (bright space) and shadows (dark space).
5. Offer enough possibilities for escape.
6. Design niches or dead ends.
7. The interior should be flexible. Rigidity and immobility lead to fear.

Read more about the guidelines in "Architectural Anxiety".