‘The Archisutra’: A Kama Sutra Guide Especially For Designers And Architects
Italian illustrator Federico Babina’s identically named ‘Archisutra
’—cheeky illustrations of buildings trying out Kama Sutra positions—this book by London-based architect Miguel Bolivar links his specialization with the ancient Hindu manuscript on erotic pleasure.
The Archisutra book
comprises famous sex positions shared through minimalist illustrations, accompanied by witty design and architecture jargon.
Take, for instance,
“#007” where “there’s no ‘I’ in ‘BEAM’” or “#037” where you have to “Eames it in.”
In an interview
, Bolivar shared that he’d been working on the book as a side project for the past two years. “The idea to produce the book came about after overhearing a colleague’s consultation with a client about the design of his house… To my surprise, she blushed at the client’s request to fit a lock on the bedroom door and the thought of people having sex in a building[,] which she had designed. Her awkwardness made me think about how often sex is considered when an architect designs a building and inspired me to write a tongue in cheek book highlighting this.”
Its annotated sketches
were inspired by works from Leonardo da Vinci, such as his Vitruvian Man
, and Le Corbusier’s The Modulor
follows on from the work of Vitruvius, da Vinci and Le Corbusier and pushes the idea that buildings should be designed around human life,” explained Bolivar.
your evenings with The Archisutra
, which is available for sale online
, main image via The Archisutra