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From Functionalism to “Meaning Space”: the Semantic Shift of Modern Architecture

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DOI: 10.25236/emss.2021.030


Qing Zhao

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Qing Zhao


The method of modern architectural design is based on the design perspective of form and function, considering the facade composition and plane organization from geometric morphology, presenting the architect’s functional aesthetics and design symbolic ideas. Since entering the post-modern era, the architectural form and The meaning is more diverse. The article attempts to interpret the semantic features of the connotation of postmodernist architecture from the perspective of space. It explains that “space” in the expanded sense is polysemous, coded and multi-attributed. Finally, it points to the construction of society and people by architecture using spatial logic. And guiding role.


Functionalism; Space; Architecture; Connotation; Semantics