My Study Of Architecture Design Essay

1738 Words Dec 19th, 2016 7 Pages
During the late 15th century, Leonardo da Vinci introduced the drawing of the Vitruvian man in the architecture world. This drawing eventually becomes a fundamental element throughout the centuries. Most of the architects design their buildings by using this principle. However, after all these years of transformation of one architecture style to another, one question is raised - is there any other ways architecture an embodied process? In this essay, I am going to discuss about another method of embodiment of architecture and some example of architecture design by mostly referencing to the sixth week’s reading of my study of Architecture Theory course in the University of Edinburgh. First, I want to explain further about what is ergonomic body. The definition of ergonomic is the science of work. Ergonomics derives from two Greek words: ergon, meaning work, and nomoi, meaning natural laws. Combined they create a word that means the science of work and a person’s relationship to that work . Back to the drawing of the Vitruvian man by Leonardo da Vinci, by designing a building based on ergonomic body is essentially following the law of the Vitruvian man. The drawing of the Vitruvian proportions of a man’s body first standing inscribed in a square and then with feet and arms outspread inscribed in a circle provides an excellent early example of the way in which his studies of proportion fuse artistic and scientific objectives. This image shows the perfect example of the…

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