Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form

This is a work of fictional architecture by the Belgian architectural photographer Filip Dujardin. This particular work, with it’s push and pull between negative and positive space, is an apt illustration of the Zen dictum “form is emptiness, emptiness is form.” In the designer’s mind there should be no distinction between positive and negative space, both are “form” and both are “emptiness,” and both need to be designed and shaped with the other in mind. Each creates and defines the other.

I’ll come back to this I’m sure.

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6 Responses to “Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form”
  1. This seems like the future, right now!

  2. Very, very nice… thank you for sharing!

  3. Reblogged this on MYYAARC and commented:
    positive and negative space

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