Aim: This study makes a discussion about contrasting sensations which allows the architecture to obtain effective and creative results in producing the space by deviating from the existing architectural behaviour. These contrasting sensations are the perceptions of darkness as well as light; emptiness as well as forms; actions as well as images; essence of matter as well as the material. It is aimed to explain the immaterial expressions of the spaces formed within the scope of these perceptions. Method: In this study, all creations are based on the two domains of reality: the superior and the inferior. Therefore, in order to explain the conditions of existence of the creatures, the superior was questioned. In the context of the comprehension of the superior, the physical and material states of the creatures were examined. Within this framework architectural creations were also handled with a similar understanding. The architectural space was considered as a reflection of the superior. Results: The space has been tried to be understood on the intellectual foundations seeking the superior. In the spaces built on these intellectual foundations it does not mean that the matter is indeed gone or is ignored. On the contrary, matter is considered profoundly. Matters come out by transcending their physical reality and creating perceptual situations. Therefore, an immaterial creation involves depth of thinking and diversity of perception other than those we see directly. Conclusion: The expression of all this content, in architecture, is the immaterial tectonics. Immaterial tectonics are the expressions of space by matters and methods used by challenging the habitual senses.
Keywords: Contemporary Architecture, Matter and Space, Tectonic.