Em(body)ment, Part 1

Human Scale Workshop

This project is about the learning of using the body as a device to measure and thinking about the human proportions. For this project, we made a groups of two peoples where each has to select the three sites, make conceptual  map and explore the are. My partner Clint Wayman and I chose 3 items for this study which are given below:

 1a. Dimensions of an “outdoor room” comfortable for 5 person: Group Discussion of students on the ground making an outdoor room for 5-6 people. During this we found that how people treat the ground as the outdoor space for discussion. The trees around this group provides a sense of wall boundary and roof while vegetation and wall is used for the seating. The group seemed comfortable within the area (6’x6′) they occupied and we also realize that no one intrude during there conversation. So, it  is an outdoor room. Similarly, the other example of an outdoor room can be the semicircular spaces on the Joe Johnson and John Ward Pedestrian Mall. It also has a wall for seating and space sufficient to gather for 5 peoples.

 1b.Dimensions of an “outdoor room” comfortable for 1 people : Looking around the Pedestrian mall we found many persons using the amphitheater and bench. But we found hammock tied between branches was interesting outdoor room for one person. The space between trees were around 6′ (=a tall person) which was length of an outdoor room and width was about 2′-3′ . The tree canopy served as roof to the room. There is no doubt that it is a personal outdoor room.

 2. Vegetation used as a surface, as a barrier to prevent movement of people, as a wall, as a roof: Vegetation has always support the landscape in the form of surface and barriers. The grass on the amphitheater is used by many students to relax and study. It provides a surface for the sitting purpose. Whereas grass grown on the either sides of the walkways seem to serve as barrier for walking that place. In order word, it sets margin lines for the walkways. Similarly, the trees in front of the Clarence brown theatre serve as vertical barrier. It can be seen in the images that peoples who want do not want to get noticed sit behind these trees.




3. Monumental scale, human scale, intimate scale: This topic was most discussed in the classes. The scale can be defined  in terms of physical size and in terms of  the feelings. Here the statue have monumental scale but this scale can be easily changed if we view this from distance.  The object in hand is in intimate scale it is easy to handle but is not obvious to eyes.


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