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Spatial Enclosures
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Spatial Enclosures

The spaces between buildings should stimulate the human senses. The quality of each space, whether large, small, high, low, wide or narrow, has observable characteristics which can be related to human reactions and feelings.

Spaces can be consciously designed to produce specific feelings within the user. A large urban space tends to create a grandiose feeling, with man becoming small and insignificant - in awe of the space. The present inclination of society appears to be toward fairly small groupings of dwellings which create a feeling of intimacy, protection and security as well as defining the residents' territorial boundaries, thus creating defensible spaces. The people are the important element; the spaces should be scaled for their use.
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