What would a building look like if you could translate music into architecture?
Well, that would depend on the music. Maybe Daft Punk would be the Lloyd’s building in London, Mozart the Sistine Chapel, and Kraftwerk the Sydney Opera House? Contemplating this conundrum is designer Alexander Smaga, whose Postgraduate Master Thesis from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna looks at how music could be translated into architecture.
In his project Excessive Music Hall, Smaga imagines a Viennese music hall where sound is embodied in the building’s cellular structure, created from acoustic mass using various biocomputing techniques. Minimal electronic music repeated in cycles creates varying levels of density in the structures and different rhythms create different permutations and subdivisions in this bizarre, insect-like colony, which seems jarringly at odds with its proposed surroundings of an English-style country park.
(via Translating Music Into Architecture With Alexander Smaga’s Excessive Music Hall | The Creators Project)
Yes, architecture about music. Following architecture about dancing. All good. But I’m having trouble devising the right tag to track this stuff…