Each space has no more to stay behind a window, but in front of each window it has to be now a new door, opening to a very large balcony-wintergarden.Philippe Vassal - Architect
At this moment, the relation between inside-outside totally changes.
It's all about connection...
Buildings and their exterior spaces should function as a whole while also providing a strong connection between the inside and the outside.
- Design efficient exterior spaces that relate directly to the use of the building and are adaptable for multiple uses.
- Develop surrounding exterior space to relate directly to the use of buildings.
- Identify the main entrance, service accesses, and other public areas on the ground floor to define how adjacent exterior spaces can support these functions and create a strong relationship.
- Plan for pedestrian paths and spatial, visual, and functional connections between spaces in response to the site's urban conditions and building requirements.
... and articulation
Create visually open spaces and make use of materials to support continuity.
- For example, using the same floor pavement on the ground floor and extending it to the exterior space.
- Use exterior vegetation that can be viewed from the inside, so users may be inspired by contemplating nature.
Provide connected community areas between the building and exterior spaces, such as:
- A shaded terrace with flexible seating adjacent to the cafeteria.
- Open, outdoor lounge areas that are contiguous to indoor leisure rooms.
- Develop surrounding exterior spaces that relate directly to the use of buildings.
- Create visual and material connections between the inside and the outside.