Experience of the Human Body Through the Stair


As a continuation of analyzing Human Experiences of Horizontal Surfaces, we worked on the staircase which connect entrance floor to middle floor. We have analysed the experience of the human body through this architectural element and its interaction with human body in different aspects.

Stairs are horizontal surfaces and through the human experiences, movement is emhasized on the stairs. Experiencing the visual relations on stairs is another point to be mentioned.

For instance, the stair has got eight step under the landing and has got eleven step above the landing. These changing numbers of steps tell us something. When a standard-sized human stand in the landing s/he can almost experience both the entrance and the middle floor. Plus, the entrance floor is around the human’s eye level. While climbing toward the entrance floor, after landing the human starts to experience the entrance floor but for the bottom eight steps, the human knows that the entrance floor is in there but only sees the middle floor. So, each step of the stairs is identical. Additionally,  the staircase is important because of its positioning on the museum. It is located somewhere that there is human circulation much. So, it is wider compared to the library staircase. More about the human experience of staircase: three people can climb up stairs side by side at the same time. In the landing part of stair can passed with two big step. On the landing, the human can put her/his arms on the handrail and observe the middle floor.

By the way, the model of the stair case was produced in a detailed way, with the dimensions as a group work.

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