humljan changes the way we experience architecture with urban yoga humljan changes the way we experience architecture with urban yoga
nov 27, 2014

humljan changes the way we experience architecture with urban yoga

humljan changes the way we experience architecture with urban yoga
photo © primož lukežič
all images courtesy of anja humljan




according to anja humljan, the urban yoga‘ is not yoga as such. it is an architectural experiment changing the way we experience every day situations in an urban environment by focusing on our body and senses.’ the goal of the project is to develop a method for designing space based on subconscious sensory experience. it is not geometry and function, but what we touch, smell, taste, and hear without even realizing that these actions can defines whether we feel good or bad in a certain environment and at a certain time. general analyses of the three-dimensional realm mostly deal with form and function. thus, in order to construct areas with a fully aware human mind, humljan believes that we need complementary methods that analyze the hidden neurological changes.


video courtesy of anja humljan




the photo series is a metaphor for the experiment: how do we perceive the world if we surrender ourselves to it with our whole body and give ourselves up to the atmosphere? moreover, the work is encouraging citizens to claim back their city and call for an environment that not only provides the it with buildings that are pragmatic or that are visually stunning, but perform inefficiently, but to express the fundamental truth of the human condition this includes dreams, imagination, and desire, not only of the designers themselves, but also of those, who use them on a daily basis.


the project is currently looking for funding on kickstarter here.

anja humljan the urban yoga photography series
posing over a stream
photo © primož lukežič

anja humljan the urban yoga photography series
laying on a staircase
photo © primož lukežič

anja humljan the urban yoga photography series
the project shows different ways in which the human body can act within an environment
photo © primož lukežič



designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here. 

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