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anonymous asked:

Hi Archy, I was wondering of you had any ideas on the scale of the human body in relation to design and architecture. Do you have any favorite designs that have the human scale at the base of their ideas? And how would it be helpful to those still figuring out the scaling experience of a human in a space? Thanks!

All buildings address human scale at the base of their ideas. Whether is for practical purposes (like for example the height and depth of a stair tread) or  to create a relationship to the architecture (creating a monumental entrance to inspire awe).

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Day 2. Rome

Vatican and Spanish Stairs were the main features today. The Vatican was very impressive, but very crowded. Sixthinian Chapel was a bit of a let off. No pics allowed there…..took one secretly, but it failed. God’s way 😬
The Basilik was a real beauty.

Very hot again.

We ate a wonderful pizza and walked a lot.

Tomorrow it’s the last day in Rome. Monday we’re travelling further to Pompeï.