Phenomenological characteristics and possibilities in the contemporary spatial design - From the Viewpoint of Phenomenology of Perception of M. Merleau-Ponty -

현대 공간디자인에서의 현상학적 특징과 가능성 - 메를로퐁티의 지각의 현상학을 중심으로 -

  • 이미경 (동양미래대학 실내디자인과)
  • Received : 2011.01.28
  • Accepted : 2011.04.08
  • Published : 2011.04.30


This study is to predict the possibilities of phenomenological spatial design, by recognizing that a phenomenological spatial design brings about a change in the type, regime, role and materials of a spatiality due to the effect of contemporary digital technology and by analyzing their characteristics. Therefore, the study is based on the phenomenology of perception of Morris Merleau Ponty, which has the same concept to contemporary out-of-material and out-of-hierarchical paradigm. The case study has been carried out by selecting some of all works since 1980s, which were influenced by Merleau-Ponty. The analyses were performed by substituting the cases into the spatiality of Situation, spatiality of participation and creation, spatiality of retrospect and prospect, and the spatiality of unpredictability, which were the concept of phenomenological space of Merleau-Ponty for the analyses of features of type, regime, role and material of a spatial design. This article has a great significance in expecting the possibilities of changes of phenomenological spatial design by examining the characteristics of phenomenological spatial design.


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