Extract from 101 I learned at Architecture School Matthew Frederick
Although a wall of windows, a shop front or curtain walling may seen most appropriate for a dramatic view, richer experiences are often found in views that are carefully selected, framed, screened or even denied.
Each view should relate to an experience, an activity, a time of day even a time of year and framed accordingly.
Light Play. Similarly orientation and shadows cast can be rewarding. Tadao Ando’s churches, bathe crosses formed in the negative, in light. At Gorton Monastery, light is cast on statues of saints on a specific day of the year.
Screen. In India, views are screened and then framed. Most notably at the Taj Mahal, but also in Palace Architecture, where screens were used to hide Women's gaze from public sight.
Experience. The best views are lying in bed watching a sunset, washing up and staring out the window, or window seats to watch the world go by.
At David Chipperfields Hepworth gallery, a view is screened at first to deny the view and then, a window seat is placed to enjoy the view. The screen becomes an object, and light floods around it. In the corridor space the view floods the neutral internal corridor with colour
Focal Point. At Mies Van der Rohe’s Barcelona pavilion and enclosed, walled garden is treated with respect, by placing a statue as a focal point. At my house the eye is led, from the front door, through the house to the back wall of the gardens, heightened by a series of frames and screens.