Early research of this thesis was interested in notions of an architectural machine interface that would negotiate the interactions of the body and architecture. Studies focused on developing these machines that would be documenting the movement and conditions of the human body as it moved and interacted with the architecture. There was also early interest in developing an analogue methodology to construct and critique the thesis. The precedents focused on the following three subjects; the role of the body in architecture, mechanization, and prosthetics.