On Architecture as a Spatial Art

  • Andrea Sauchelli
Keywords: Architecture, Space, Ornament, Roger Scruton, Bruno Zevi, Aesthetic Value


I present and evaluate various criticisms against the view that architecture and architectural value are to be understood solely in terms of internal space. I conclude that the architectural value of a building should not be limited to its internal spatial effects because the value of other elements, such as (non-spatial) function, materials, ornamentation, and so on cannot all be reduced to spatial values.
How to Cite
Sauchelli, A. (2012). On Architecture as a Spatial Art. The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics, 23(43). https://doi.org/10.7146/nja.v23i43.7497