Orprojects Busan Opera House design is based on a piano composition, Via Orproject
The design for the new Busan Opera House, is based on Klavierstück I, a composition for piano. It is based on a twelve tone row which is repeated and altered by the different voices, in order to create complex rhythmic patterns.
Busan Opera House becomes the physical manifestation of Klavierstück I, a frozen piece of music. The design for the opera house is based on a simple strip morphology instead of a twelve tone row, which creates the facade, structure and rhythm within itself, its repetition happening in space instead of time. Layers of the strips form the façade structure, and the shifting and alteration of these patterns results in the formation of complex architectural rhythms which are used to control the light, view and shading properties of the façade. The system has also been used for the design of our installation Anisotropia.
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