The workshop Body Shelter aims to reveal new temporary relations
on inhabiting the space, from the navigation through static spaces
towards a more dynamic experience where spaces and people move
This plastic exploration about the architectural form starts
from our own individual and collective movements in space. The body
will be understood as support and shaper, a physical link between
the ground and the structure.
Body Shelter aims for an amplified understanding of the body
exploring spatial possibilities within a range of collective
relations between individuals and spaces.
The investigation departs from a regular shape as a geometric
figure to study its deformation into a different volume using the
human body as a component to configure and support the space. The
shelter gets configured using the body and its parts as extended
components into the space, multiplying its articulations and
projecting its displacements.
The students worked in groups and covered the common areas at
UMA with their explorations. After a week of hard work the body
shelters was presented in the Body Shelter/Un-Fashion
Image credits: Emelie El-Habta
For more information, please contact:
Emelie El-Habta, Administrator at Umeå School of Architecture,
Read more about Umeå School of