The installation “Corporeal space” at the National Museum explored space in relation to the size and function of the body. The visitors experienced increased awareness of their body when navigating through the installation.
The installation was a result of an architecture competition, and part of an exhibition of emerging architecture studios in Norway. The installation was erected as a temporary structure in the pavilion by Sverre Fehn.
Being a temporary structure without any function, it was possible to build spaces with dimensions and shapes independent of the rules and standards that usually regulate the formal production of buildings. These regulations contribute to functional, accessible, and secure environments, but at the same time make buildings more generic and deprive people of the chance to experience intimate spaces with closer relation to the dimensions of their body.