Jury’s Citation for Research 2018
Full Thesis Publication Special thanks to Lydia Xynogala for helping edit this publication
Historically, the representation of the human body, from Leonardo DaVinci’s Vitruvian Man to Le Corbusier’s Le Modular, depicts the ideal man. Ernst and Peter Neufert’s “Architect’s Data” presents spatial guidelines for men. Henry Dreyfuss and Associates’ “The Measure of Man and Woman” and “Humanscale” represent a larger portion of the population and offer anatomic measurements and spatial blueprints for men and women as well as young and old.
These anthropometric handbooks serve as canonical guidelines that influence how architects and designers understand bodies and how they design architectural details and spaces around us. However, these guidelines are limited to the universal body.
The following drawings juxtapose drawn universal bodies throughout architecture discourse with a cast of real humans, with varying ages, shapes, abilities and external or mechanical appendages. The result is an ensemble of five fictional imagined individuals who are have varying abilities and personas and who in which New Spaces are imagined for.
Part 1 // Thesis // Master in Architecture at the Spitzer School of Architecture // Spring 2018