giving the user control over the environment enhancing engagement supporting

Giving the user control over the environment

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giving the user control over the environment, enhancing engagement, supporting explorative behavior or providing thinking aids (external representations). Designers may configure spaces to alter their meaning, to establish an inhabited (or owned) space, or to control the material/physical presence of people and objects. Space articulation is often used in architecture to define a zone of space within a larger spatial context. It is a method of styling the joints in the formal elements of architectural design. Through degrees of articulation, each part is united with the whole work by means of a joint in such a way that the joined parts are put together in styles ranging from exceptionally distinct jointing the opposite of high articulation-fluidity and continuity of joining. It may be achieved through: 1. Elevating a portion of the base plane (C) DK Ching, F. Form, Space and Order
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a. With the different surface – it will create a new field of space, define the boundary of that space, and interrupt the flow of space. b. With the same surface – the elevated plane will appear to be very much the same as the surrounding space. c. Within a building – an elevated space can provide a retreat from the activity around it or an area from which the surrounding spaces may be viewed.
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