Ambiguousness is an important element in architectural emotional space

Wenyu Qi, Mario Kong

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Space is the carrier of life and the inspiration of emotions. This chapter uses the emotional space definition and analyzes the shaping and performance of ambiguity in emotional space. Explain that architects not only need to use materials to create buildings but, more importantly, use emotions to create space. Only when emotion is regarded as the main factor that constitutes a space can we create an emotional resonance that can move human emotions. Bringing ambiguity into the architectural space forms a fuzzy space, which is also a transitional space or gray space. However, this kind of space has always been rooted in traditional Chinese architecture. In today’s modern architecture, it also affects our lives, brings people different experiences and feelings, and affects people’s emotional experiences. Because of the extensive use of ambiguous spaces in modern architectural design, it is more necessary to explore and understand this kind of space so that the research has a more practical significance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreating Through Mind and Emotions
EditorsMario Say Ming Kong, Maria do Rosário Monteiro, Maria João Pereira Neto
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press | Taylor & Francis
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780429299070
ISBN (Print)9780367279936, 9780367495381
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022

Publication series

PublisherTaylor & Francis


  • Emotional space
  • Ambiguous
  • Natural
  • Architecture
  • Spatial environment


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