Tuning Architecture - Investigating Acoustic Parallels between Climate and Space

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Grace Chen
Uddannelsesgrad
Kandidat
Skole
Arkitektskolen
Program
Architecture and Extreme Environments
År
2015

This project explores Iceland’s geographic and cultural condition at the periphery of the Arctic Circle. Its extreme weather conditions and atmospheric phenomena present apparent obstacles and potentials for the built environment. A critique against the passive, hermetic environment of many contemporary buildings, this proposition is an architectural playground, spatializing climatic, weather and seasonal conditions for the purpose of music experimentation in Reykjavik. Through merging two distinct programs of an alternative recording studio and performance venue, the proposition challenges existing programmatic and cultural frameworks towards a site-specific, ecological response to the eclectic music scene and cultural identity of Iceland. 

“In extreme climates, weather often produces a hermetic architecture that encloses the interior to account for the extremes...As ‘green’ architecture is offered a more substantial role in contemporary society, a new relationship must be afforded between architecture and weather that allows buildings to exploit the productive aspects of the atmosphere.”- Arium: Weather & Architecture, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fieldwork in Iceland - Conditioning Humidity
Conditioning Humidity

Thesis Program

Mapping of formal/informal music venues in reykjavik
Site - Summer
Site - Winter
Plan
Pavilions
Curated Performance Scene
Performance Conditions
Facade Detail
Facade Interior
Section
Unrolled Section
Cartography of Movements and Moments
Along the Shoreline