Ambiguous Space: the Research of Transparency and Shallow Space in Atchitecture

Yue Zhao


Concepts in transparency have evolved, given the improvements in constructive technologies, new theories in architecture, and social behavior. In this thesis, I will try to articulate the transition in the concepts of transparency, initiating with literal and phenomenal transparency that Colin Rowe and Slutzky discussed in their essay, Transparency, Literal and Phenomenal and propose ambiguous space, a new understanding of transparency through current case studies in architecture.