ABSTRACT

EXPOSURE IS THE AMOUNT of sensory access between spaces. Spaces that are exposed are those that are open to view from other spaces through sightlines, open to sound through openings and vibration transfer or open to smell through air circulation. These points of exposure do not have to be physically accessible to a human body, which makes this idea complementary but different to those ideas that address access between spaces based on movement (see Connectedness and Procession ). Rather, the presentation of a space visually to its surroundings or the allowance of sound or smell transmission is a parallel factor in architectural quality and success. Spaces that are exposed allow themselves to be more public and reduce the barriers of control in order to gain some benefit or need for the activities contained within that space.