Borders are essentially connected to how people live in physical spaces. A place cannot exist without some kind of boundary. Man’s essential relationship to places begins with dwellings, a basic aspect of human existence. A border limits a physical domain, but the perception of the border itself implies various spatial capacities too. This project begins with the notion of the spatial quality of physical boundaries in connection-space. The thesis looks at alternative forms of spatial borders that intimate perspectives beyond the function as a limiting barrier. The research focused on structural elements of boundaries in connectionspaces, that create relationships between the boundary and human beings, through their capacity for spatial cognition. By reviewing existing elements in connective spaces, a boundary could enhance its spatial capacity by adopting a flexible structure of flow. The flexible units are transformed to reveal the depth of space by the use of certain materials, fluid repetition and overlapping. I propose that a border can create a negotiable structure, to influence the waypeople interact with border spaces. The design proposes a new spatial capacity and perception of space through the transformation of the structural qualities of boundaries between spaces. The flexible boundary-modules suggest various applications. They will also be modified through experiential use, strengthening the aesthetics and function within limited spaces.
Yu Hun Kim
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