13. MYSTERY & ENTICEMENT

PATTERNS

WELL-BEING BENEFITS

  • INCREASE Preference (1-5)
ENVIRONMENTAL

“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.”                                                                                                                                          - T.S. Elliot

THE BASICS

Enticement creates mystery with the assurance of information beyond what is currently accessible, it evolves from the human nature to explore and understand (6, 7).  Fear inducing spaces would have a shallow depth of field, or feel as though anything encountered would be a surprise.  Enticement asks the viewer to move through the space, seeking what is ahead and then continue to beckon the viewer to move forward.  

PREFERENCES TO:
Spatial Concepts:
  • Winding pathways
  • Curving edges over sharp ones
  • Semi-transparent partitions
  • Paritally revealed views
 
Spaces with the possibilty to continually evolve maintain mystery long-term:
  • ​Gardens that change
  • Shifts in light
Winding Pathways
Curving Edges
Semi-Transparent Partitions
Partially Revealed Views
 
Focal Length > 20 Feet  to > 100 Feet preferred (8)

MYSTERY

Mystery allows us to move through a space, fully engaged and curious, wondering what might come next. 

 

Should feel pleasurable and not invoke fear. 

WINDING PATHWAYS

Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Black Hills, South Dakota, USA
Black Hills, South Dakota, USA

Harney Peak

Mill Run, Pennsylvania, USA
Mill Run, Pennsylvania, USA

Falling Water

Photo Credit: Studio Sweers Photography

Franconia State Park, New Hampshire
Franconia State Park, New Hampshire

The Flume

Photo Credit: Studio Sweers Photography

Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Pompeii, Italy
Pompeii, Italy
Point Beach, Wisconsin, USA
Point Beach, Wisconsin, USA
Estes Park, Colorado, USA
Estes Park, Colorado, USA
Estes Park, Colorado, USA
Estes Park, Colorado, USA
South Dakota, USA
South Dakota, USA

Badlands National Park

White Mountains, New Hampshire, USA
White Mountains, New Hampshire, USA
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA
Hue, Vietnam
Hue, Vietnam

Royal Citadel

Halong Bay, Vietnam
Halong Bay, Vietnam
Black Hills, South Dakota, USA
Black Hills, South Dakota, USA

Harney Peak

Washington Island, Wisconsin
Washington Island, Wisconsin

Stavkirke

 

All Photo Credits: Nicole Craanen

Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen

CURVING EDGES

 
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12-19-2005_47
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11-02-2005_27
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11-22-2011_24
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11-22-2011_266
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11-23-2011_60
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12-19-2005_09
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DSC_0528
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DSC_0757
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DSC_5892
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DSC_6722
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DSC02086
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All Photo Credits: Nicole Craanen

SEMI-TRANSPARENT PARTITIONS

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1-11-2005_57
09-29-2010_13
09-29-2010_13
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20140609_132019
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20140611_104920
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DSC_0338
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DSC_0375 (2)
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DSC_0895
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DSC_0963-2
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DSC_1184
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DSC_1482
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DSC_4966
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DSC_6365
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DSC_6348
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DSC00951
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DSC02835
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DSC03214
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DSC03240
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DSCN0457
 

All Photo Credits: Nicole Craanen

PARTIALLY REVEALED VIEWS

 
Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel
Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam

Jade Mountain Temple

Hue, Vietnam
Hue, Vietnam

Royal Citadel

Hoi An, Vietnam
Hoi An, Vietnam

Marble Mountain

Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Cambodia
Cambodia
Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Arun

Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Pho

Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Nancy Nicholas Hall, UW-Madison

Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Vermont, USA
Vermont, USA
Camden, Maine, USA
Camden, Maine, USA

Riverhouse Footbridge

Dunbar, Pennsylvania, USA
Dunbar, Pennsylvania, USA

Kentuck Knob

Ireland
Ireland
Florence, Italy
Florence, Italy
Vatican City, Italy
Vatican City, Italy
Jaipur, India
Jaipur, India

Amber Fort

Agra, India
Agra, India

Fatehpur Sikri

Bratislava, Slovakia
Bratislava, Slovakia
Jaipur, India
Jaipur, India

Amber Fort

Jaipur, India
Jaipur, India

Amber Fort

Perugia, Italy
Perugia, Italy
Perugia, Italy
Perugia, Italy
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, Czech Republic
Ireland
Ireland
Italy
Italy
Ireland
Ireland
Scotland
Scotland
Mill Run, Pennsylvania, USA
Mill Run, Pennsylvania, USA

Falling Water

Bangkok, Thailand, USA
Bangkok, Thailand, USA

Wat Arun

Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Halong Bay, Vietnam
Halong Bay, Vietnam
Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel

All Photo Credits: Nicole Craanen