| urban garage |
year: Fall 2011
place: University of Pennsylvania
professor: Julie Beckman
The urban garage was formed around ergonomical studies. By researching how the human moves one can better understand a space defined for he or she. A garage is such a foreign place for a human to exist. The urban garage explores the spatial limits of both the human and car and then combines them into one hybridized zone for both.
Manifesto of Project:
One would think the car needs more space than the human. This is incorrect. The car is only oriented toward the front and rear - with minimal rotational room. It can steer left and right, but only when it moves forward and backward. The human is different. The human can rotate on a multiple-axis system. Something can strike the humans attention while still. It has a perceived and physical orientation. The car is a mechanical gear. It only goes two ways. The human is universal. Ergonomical. The human can be two places at once - physically in one location, perceived in another. The car only wishes it had this type of mobility.