Architectural Affordances of the Void
”..when you consider an object, it is what you see that makes the object beautiful and what you don’t see that makes it useful. A bowl has a visible shape, color, and texture to admire, it also sculpts out an empty space that gives the bowl its utility—this is the space where you can actually put something into the bowl.”
Nardi and O’Day, Information Ecologies, 1999.
Architectural empty spaces, sculpted by the infrastructure of a Tokyo railway viaduct, provide affordances for other structures. The void fosters utility. Via BETONBABE.