Bodily Experiences of Horizontal Surfaces: Staircase

Another step of our assignment about Erimtan Museum was related to its staircases. Luckily the one given -located in the library of the museum- to our team is really unique and involves many perspectives to be discussed.

The area where the staircase is located is really narrow. The horizontal distance between the first stair and the last one is really small for a staircase which is too high like this so that the angle of the staircase is bigger and more inclined than a usual staircase. That is what differs it from others. For the aim of making suitable stairs for a human body in a narrow area by ensuring this kind of an height, it is admittedly a great idea to make it as an intersection of two staircases to obtain several stairs in which a human foot can fit onto.

Since both two sides of the staircase are too high to step on and the measurement of the middle is more advisable for a human body, the middle part is the one which used most frequently. I should confess that during  our examination I was tend to use the sides since the middle seemed too dangerous and too upright to climb for me. However, the main users I mean the workers of library said that they always prefer the middle. So, I was an exception.Besides, dimensions of the sides are good enough to sit conveniently.

Through our observations our target on the model become to emphasize the middle via layering, since the sides are not used often and both the movement and speed of the movement are more intense there.



Diagram Trials

Besides our second model which I will upload on my blog very soon, I have went through some other ways of indicating my ideas on how the bodily experiences change by the fact of different spatial organizations.

First I have listed the factors that we are taking as our criteria and my examinations through them:

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Bodily Experiences of Horizontal Surfaces

The start given to the second year of architectural studios with the examination of Erimtan Museum and the surrounding area for the aim of analyzing horizontal surfaces through the medium of the measurements of human body, its reactions and movements. We were assigned to work in groups of five people so that the experiences we can discover varied instinctively.

The initial factor that took our attention was the elevations of horizontal surfaces which are used to exhibit archaeological art works. Some were positioned to the height of eye level in order to avoid any unnecessary movements and extra effort on human body, some other were in the height of a human waist since they were consisting some works to be investigated from above.Briefly, everything was planned and designed through human body.  Continue reading “Bodily Experiences of Horizontal Surfaces”