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Garden of Delights Explores the Anatomical Evolution of Buildings

 - Aug 2, 2012
References: coroflot & suckerpunchdaily
Architecture is often considered within the human context merely insofar as it concerns the ergonomics of spaces. The Garden of Delights takes this relationship to the next level through the analysis of buildings as growing organisms.

Miro Straka's conceptual project thus begins as a single cell, gradually forming a fetus. He speaks of the basic constituents of the structure as if it were a maturing embryo, evolving to assume new parts like organs and systematically gaining strength and taking shape with bone and muscle.

The dimensions of this bizarre building are later discussed and scaled with reference to the anatomy of an infant. It can be deduced that, for human use, the ideal "age" of Garden of Delights is between 5 and 8, within which the floor heights correspond to approximately three and four meters.