Art and Design, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Mar  2020, Pages 40-52; DOI:

Ambiguous Culture behind the Living Space in East Asia

Art and Design, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Mar  2020, Pages 40-52.


Yijia Xuan 1*

1 School of Literature, Nankai University, Tianjin, China

Received: 8 December 2019; Accepted: 7 January 2020; Published: 23 January 2020

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In the process of modernization, the field of space design is affected by industrialization, which has the characteristics of duality, homogeneity and function supremacy. However, the author believes that space design needs to take into account both functional and spiritual needs. Therefore, this paper discusses the special space influenced by East Asian aesthetics and ambiguous culture, which is named ambiguous space. Compared with the ambiguous space in the living space of China, Japan and modern architectural space, it confirms the existence of the ambiguous space, and clarifies the guiding significance of culture and aesthetics to the design activities. In this paper, two kinds of ambiguities are combed out through the research, that is, the existing ambiguities and the boundary ambiguities. And detailed analysis of the causes and functions of the corresponding samples, in order to study the spiritual needs of people as the main form of space.


Ambiguous Culture, East Asian Aesthetics, Living Space


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