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The Human Body as a Building Architectural Colossi and their Metaphors

The human reception of architecture is interpreted through the human body. The form of the human body has therefore been used as a model and metaphor for architecture since antiquity.

The research will be based on the relation of human body and architectural structures; especially how the human body has been the inspiration for the exterior shape of several architectural human colossi and how it was used as a building itself.

The basic research question that the researcher will attempt to answer and explore is: How is architectural meaning communicated through the metaphor and imitation of the human body?”