The Archisutra: The handbook's final chapter
Redesign your sex life with this tongue-in-cheek architecture and design-themed take on the Kama Sutra.
‘Truss Me’, ‘Eames it in’ and ‘Get an Eiffel’ are just some of the sexual positions listed in this architecture- and design-themed take on the Kama Sutra, the ancient Indian Hindu guide to love and sex.
Le Corbusier coined the phrase ‘machines for living’ in his book, Towards an Architecture in 1923. Sex plays a large role in society and everyday life. So why is it so often overlooked when an architect designs a building? Miguel Bolivar’s tongue-incheek sex manual uses witty descriptions and annotated scale drawings to demonstrate various sexual positions, all inspired by iconic buildings and often incorporating surprising uses for designer furniture.
The Archisutra builds on the work of Vitruvius, da Vinci and Le Corbusier in pushing the idea that buildings should be designed around human life.
Miguel Bolivar is an architectural designer living and working in London.