Loose thoughts about utopian buildings and
artistic rooms by artistsI
In his work about architecture, the architect Vitruvius claims that the measurements of man are arranged by nature in such a way that four fingers are a handbreadth, four handbreadth a foot, six handbreadth an ell, four ells the size of a human being and a step and twenty-four handbreadth the size of a human being. And his buildings incorporate these measurements… (extract from Leonardo’s comment on Vitruv). The relations between body and house are so manifold that it seems hardly possible to reduce them to a common denominator.
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