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
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Black Hills, South Dakota, USA
Black Hills, South Dakota, USA

Harney Peak

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

Falling Water

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Photo Credit: Studio Sweers Photography

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

The Flume

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Photo Credit: Studio Sweers Photography

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

Badlands National Park

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

Royal Citadel

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

Harney Peak

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Washington Island, Wisconsin
Washington Island, Wisconsin

Stavkirke

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All Photo Credits: Nicole Craanen

Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen

CURVING EDGES

 
12-19-2005_47
12-19-2005_47
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11-02-2005_27
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
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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DSCN0164
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All Photo Credits: Nicole Craanen

SEMI-TRANSPARENT PARTITIONS

1-11-2005_57
1-11-2005_57
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09-29-2010_13
09-29-2010_13
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20140609_132019
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
DSC03240
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DSCN0457
DSCN0457
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All Photo Credits: Nicole Craanen

PARTIALLY REVEALED VIEWS

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

Jade Mountain Temple

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Hue, Vietnam
Hue, Vietnam

Royal Citadel

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Hoi An, Vietnam
Hoi An, Vietnam

Marble Mountain

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

Wat Arun

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Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Pho

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Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Nancy Nicholas Hall, UW-Madison

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

Riverhouse Footbridge

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Dunbar, Pennsylvania, USA
Dunbar, Pennsylvania, USA

Kentuck Knob

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

Amber Fort

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Agra, India
Agra, India

Fatehpur Sikri

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

Amber Fort

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Jaipur, India
Jaipur, India

Amber Fort

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

Falling Water

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Bangkok, Thailand, USA
Bangkok, Thailand, USA

Wat Arun

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
Halong Bay, Vietnam
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Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel
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All Photo Credits: Nicole Craanen