Daniel Coley

Daniel Coley

London, GB


Vitruvian Gears

A facility for recovering stroke patients. Using Leonardo’s ‘Vitruvian Man’ as a unit of architectural and geometric constraint, the structure seeks to disseminate the body as a series of physical mechanisms for the process of rehabilitation, with the various constituent parts proportioned to the scale of the human body.

The new structure is embedded within an abandoned garage adjacent to Regent’s Canal, fortifying the existing architecture.  The space is reprogrammed as the stage for a series of mechanical incidents relating to the conditioning and rehabilitation of the human body: the canal water is the lifeblood of the structure and the inhabitant patients are its active components.

BA Year 3, Sem. 2

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Status: School Project
Location: Regent's Canal, London