Friday, November 1, 2013

The Symphonic House

The Symphonic House
The symphonic house, located in north Michigan is a joint project that was designed by architect David Hanawalt in conjunction with a sonic installation artist named Bill Close.
An entire wall of the the house is a 12ft x 12ft pattern of strings and the rest of the house has been designed so that both the person who plays the strings and the listener are essentially inside the chamber of the instrument.
The exterior of the house has not been left out either, two experimental wind harps that are 15 feet high and perfectly positioned to catch wind and create tones that can be heard in the main area of the house.
The internal stairwell is a very impressive example of both tuning and architecture.
The strings produce a tone that is reminisent of the sound of a viola or a cello.


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