The Sense of Boundary in Architecture

Qing Xiao, M.Arch+3 ’20

ARCH 793b: Architecture Directed Design Research

Gallery: Directed Design Research

Instructor: Yaohua Wang

This project proposes to discuss the sense of boundary in architecture. A bounding box, is equally subdivided into smaller 9x9x9(m) cubes and then a new geometrical language (cones) is introduced into the design, limited by the boundaries of stacked cubes.

After that, a series of spaces of different functions like offices, storage rooms are located around cones. Tangible boundaries are set by having inner walls, defined the area of a certain space. Together with Intangible boundaries, people’s activity is confined in a certain area, sometimes without perceiving a tangible boundary.