|Overview: Lightness Of Design
Shapes and forms that appear soft, thin or almost nonexistent.
SpaceTranslucence Thin, small, minimal elements
What is Lightness Of Design?
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Lightness is a term that is commonly used to describe shapes and forms that appear soft, thin or so well integrated as to appear almost nonexistent. For example, lightness is a common feature of traditional Japanese architecture such as shoji, a type of door or window made with a thin wooden frame and translucent paper. Lightness can still be seen in the work of modern Japanese architects such as Kengo Kuma.
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