In the process of designing the buildings on my site, I found myself captivated by the diverse forms of apertures. These openings varied in form, scale, and size, and they played a crucial role in shaping the membrane of the buildings. What intrigued me the most was the profound dialogue they induced, connecting the exterior appearance of the structures with the sensory experiences of the interior spaces.
The process of designing apertures starts with a deep understanding of their inherent qualities and their potential to influence the perception of space. On a larger scale, apertures can become spaces, distributing them throughout the building to create diverse and engaging volumetric spaces. On a smaller scale, apertures can also be considered as openings or thresholds that mediate between the built environment and the surrounding context. They serve as connectors, allowing the outside to flow into the inside, blurring the boundaries between interior and exterior realms. The choice of aperture forms, such as windows, niches, furniture pieces, doors, or dedicated spaces, reflects the architect’s vision and intent to create specific experiences within the building.