Scale is an important part of architecture, and something which must be both understood and considered in any design. Such considerations go far back into history, as do our understandings. The use of scale greatly informs the ergonomics of a design, being of an architectural nature or otherwise.
After twenty years of researching, Le Corbusier created the Modulor Man, seen to the right. Modulor man is a symbol of proportion, a combination of maths, form and beauty. The proposed idea behind Modulor Man was to create a single system for designing in perfect scale, to create a universally ergonomic solution for all kinds of design. In theory the idea can be applied to buildings, furniture, accessories and more. William Wiles from Icon Eye says "what's really important is that the Modulor puts the human form back at the centre of design." [Wiles, W. 2008]
Wiles, W. (2008) Modulor Man. Available: http://www.iconeye.com/read-previous-issues/icon-065-%7C-november-2008/modulor-man. Last Accessed 26/10/2013.
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