|A Study on the Architectural Characteristics in Lacaton & Vassal’s Architectural Design Works
| Lacaton & Vassal; Largeness; Void; Plus Principle; Economy; Lightness; Transparency
|The purpose of this study is to underline the architectural characteristics in Lacaton & Vassal’s architectural design works through 24 case
studies. For the classification of architectural characteristics, this research analyzed the characteristics of the architectural planning including
spatial configuration with physical and phenomenological visual and experience aspects of architectural design works. The result of this study
is summarized as followed. There are new concepts of architectural design such as economy, largeness, transparency, continuity, generosity of
space in Lacaton & Vassal’s architectural design. The spatial configuration has been modified with diverse design methods such as lightness
and transparency, voids, plus principle according to the existed system conditions and programs. There are three architectural characteristics of
the spatial configuration. One is that the spatial and phenomenological largeness formation with light structure and transparent polycarbonate
materials based on the economic consideration which is impacted by African culture with cheap and temporary materials. The second one is
the void and doubling architectural form which juxtaposed same form and volume in public architecture like FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais.
Lastly, the plus principle concept which balcony and garden are added and openings are expanded with transparent glasses for more space,
light, and circulation in social and multi family housing projects. This study has implication that Lacaton & Vassal reconsidered architectural
works as a result of combination of space and economy.