- 01 GEOMETRIC VOIDS:
Negative- or non-spaces formed by the creation of geometric forms and
shapes can be considered as geometric voids. These play a very important
role in the final composition, because geometric forms have sharp outlines
and adjust themselves in the space articulation. To counterbalance the
dynamic interplays of form and space, voids become significantly important.
As the passive by-products of the creation, they provide the yang (of
the presence of absence) to the yin (of very active, bold shapes).
- 02 ORGANIC VOIDS:
Generated by the creation of organic shapes and forms, they together
behave like hands in gloves, where the forms are the hands and the voids
are the gloves. As the hand moves or changes its position, the glove
also shifts and has to adjust to the new position. Created by smooth,
flowing forms and shapes, organic voids are also free flowing and gentle.
- 03 SEMI-SOLIDS AND SEMI-VOIDS:
Almost all design activities suggest and allow interaction between solids
and voids. However, solids and voids may not be absolute values; at
times solids will be seen more as semi-solids and voids as semi-voids.
In architecture, particularly, semi-solids and semi-voids become significantly
important: a structure with openings and fenestrations is a semi-solid;
a balcony, a pergola or a space-frame is a semi-void. In other art and
design disciplines, however, semi-voids and semi-solids will always
remain ambiguous elements, co-existing in the pattern imposed upon them.