Forma, Vol. 10 (No. 1), pp. 39-49, 1995
Original Paper

Analysis of Architectural Form and Space by the Concept of "Interpenetration"

Ken-ichi Oomura1, Kuniaki Ito2 and Naoto Yaegashi2

1Urban Planning & Design Institute Co., AOI Bldg., Honshio-cho 19, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160, Japan
2Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Tohoku University, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980, Japan

(Received January 10, 1995; Accepted February 24, 1995)

Keywords: Interpenetration, Contact, Combination, Nested Boxes, Shuffled Boxes

Abstract. The concept of "Interpenetration" has been existed in the architectural world for a long time. Many architects utilyze the concept consciously or not, and they have created more developed architectural space and form. In this paper, we set five stages in the concept of "Interpenetration". Those are: (1) independence, (2) contact, (3) combination, (4) nested boxes and (5) shuffled boxes. And we show the way of an analysis for new architectural form, space and architectural thinking.