Title A Study on the Architectural Characteristics in Lacaton & Vassal’s Architectural Design Works
Authors 정태종(Jeong, Tae-Jong)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2021.37.6.45
Page pp.45-52
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Lacaton & Vassal; Largeness; Void; Plus Principle; Economy; Lightness; Transparency
Abstract 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.