Summer School 2021 | Biomorphic Machines in Object and Urban Topologies
We will work together with professor Eric Goldemberg / FUI Miami, Studio MONAD / The goal is to develop and fabricate real installations with the support of our Czech counterparts on site, and to engage in a productive collaboration with the Villa Tugendhat Museum in Brno.
This workshop will develop projects that explore the capacity of architecture to produce sound and to be made of components that serve conventional architecture roles but also become artefacts for the production of sound – innovative music instruments as hybrid architectural elements, embedded within the architecture. The aim of the project is to study new modes of tectonics whereby architectural membranes not only serve the immediate purposes of creating shelter but also become fodder for sound artists to experiment with. The project will have an intense component of research into the sonic world of music instruments’ luthiers, observing their craft and technical sensibility in order to extrapolate techniques for making larger architectural components derived from such craft. Rhythm and pattern will constitute the fundamental basis for understanding the multiple functional and aesthetic ways in which architecture can engage with music in space, articulating issues of modularity, apertures, porosity, and topology. It is expected that projects will examine ideal conditions for the transmission and enhancement of sound, allowing for new materials and spatial qualities to emerge vis-a-vis new architectural sensations. The architecture itself becomes an object on display, an exhibition of the mechanisms that produce its sonic character.
Faculty of Architecture
July 26 - August 1, 2021
500 € (593 $), 2 ECTS
Capacity: 20 students
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