Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 5, No 3 (2013)

Spatial Narrative and Perception of Space in Historical and Contemporary Architectural Compositions

Gytis Oržikauskas


One of the most important features in historical architectural compositions is geometrical rendition of architectural space and volume. This feature was highlighted in terms of architecture of Modernism. According to the theory of modern architecture and Geschtalt Psychology, elementary geometrical forms and main spatial features were underlined and accepted as anthropomorphic principle of architecture. Even today main spatial characteristics are accepted as a key principle of architectural composition. However, architects and critics of contemporary – post-modern and deconstructive – architecture emphasize the value of architectural narrative achieved not only through perception of space, but also by its relationship to social and cultural meanings and subtext of architecture. A narrative, as architectural feature, is realized in some compositions of the deconstructivist and postmodern architecture, both worldwide and in Lithuania

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2013-10-21

Keyword(s): Deconstructivism; Postmodernism; narrative; contemporary and historical architecture

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2013.47

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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