Architect Translates Sound Into Space
As a designer, I have found that great inspiration can come from mediums outside of architecture and interior environments. Here, we see architect and sculptor Jan Henrik Hansen
using digital technology to translate sonic experiences into tangible, 3-dimensional works of art.
Music and architecture, while they might seem unrelated at a glance, actually share many fundamental notions. From the attention to experience over time, composition, rhythm, dynamics, harmony/discord (to name a few), music can be thought of as the sonic equivalent to visual art and design. Hansen’s utilization of this idea yields beautiful sculptures sourced from a variety of music that includes everything from Bach to Michael Jackson to Dr. Dre. (side note: I give him extra props for exploring beyond the scholarly and jamming out to Billie Jean
every once in a while).
Whether it be music, fashion, film, etc…we all have interests that can inspire us as environmental designers. What is your inspiration?
- “Toccata Et Fugue in D Minor” inspired by Johann Sebastian Bach
- “Billie Jean Beat” inspired by Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”
- “Kangblume” Inspired by Zapp Band’s “Dancefloor”
- “Bassline” inspired by an original improvised bassline
(all images via: janhenrikhansen.com)
(video via: youtube.com)