Looking to pick up some traditional sexual positions but too shy to be seen reading the ancient Indian Hindu guide to love and sex, Kama Sutra? Well, here’s the solution: The Archisutra by Miguel Bolivar (CreateSpace Independent, ISBN-13: 978-1530172450). This tongue-in-cheek to sexual positions is one that befits an architect or engineer because it is a “design manual” that offers you the necessary data for a section of sex positions, each thoughtfully illustrated with annotations, along with informative descriptions – just like a real architect/engineer manual.
While so, I am sure your whatever manual won’t be as witty as this *wink wink* I’d say it is perfect union of one’s professional and love life. Here’s the official description:
“Swiss architect Le Corbusier coined the phrase ‘machines for living’, within 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?
The Archisutra raises the question: How should we design for sex?
In 1490 Leonardo da Vinci sketched the Vitruvian Man, a diagram showing the proportions of man based on the writings of Vitruvius in 400AD. The sketch of the Vitruvian Man depicts the perfect male form as seen by Vitruvius. Vitruvius aimed to discover the mathematical proportions of the human body and use the findings to improve the function and appearance of architecture.
In more modern times, the architect Le Corbusier devised an anthropometric scale of proportions, a further development from Vitruvius’ work. He called his system The Modulor. The Modulor, was a standard model of the human form used by Le Corbusier to determine the correct amount of living space needed for residents in his buildings.
The Archisutra follows on from the work of Vitruvius, da Vinci and Le Corbusier and pushes the idea that buildings should be designed around human life.”
Measuring instruments not included, btw. Two years in the making, The Archisutra by London-based architect Miguel Bolivar features positions inspired by iconic buildings (Petronas Towers, Eiffel Tower and more) and often incorporates designer furniture as part of the equation. You can find The Archisutra by Miguel Bolivar on Amazon for $9.99 a pop.
Images and source: dezeen.