The principle as the concept of free plan has

The theoretical concept of
‘space’ in relation to architecture is important because architecture is about art
of creating a space. Space that has spatial qualities is about considering all
aspects including surrounding environment, need of people, purpose, function,
culture and many more. Despite the varying principles and theory of space, Villa
Tugendhat and Barnes House represent the ‘modern’ framework of space that
initially by Le Corbusier in ‘5 Points of a new Architecture’ principle as the
concept of free plan has been used in both houses in its own way. Both
architects took consideration of the relationship with landscape in their
design. However, Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe has his own approach in creating
architecture space. Mies’s aim is about bringing ‘modern spirit’ in his design
through the freedom of movement in a space engage with an aesthetic property,
details, and provide the ‘opportunity of the unfolding of life’ for his client.
(Forty, 2000)1  Hence, new theory of ‘freely floating space’ with
a relationship to surrounding is incorporated in Villa Tugendhat.

Moving to postmodern
architecture house, Barnes Houses 1996; the approaches used by Patkau Architect
was deliberately universal. There is influence of Raumplan Idea by Adolf Loos,
not in terms of construction; load bearing and cladding but through the concept
of planning the space on different level according to their purpose and
significant. Each unique space required different size and different height
depends on the function it serves. Looking thoroughly from the plan, none of
the wall planes were arranged in right-angled to each other and it is also not
connected, linking the space from inside to the outside view. The concept about
breaking the box had been applied unconsciously by Patkau Architect creating
sense of freedom in the design.  

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Adrian Forty, Space