The client asked for a sound studio with high acoustical performance, but which also challenged conventional notions with its materiality. “Live” acoustical spaces were developed with a warm material vocabulary through collaboration with a sound engineer; adjacent “dead” mechanical spaces were developed as contrasting cool spaces.
Cut off from exterior stimuli, you just might "lose yourself" in here (hint hint).
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Chris Benfield & Christian Unverzagt with Kevin Kuza
Sound Engineer: Glenn Brown at GBP Productions
Location: Ferndale, Michigan
Site characteristics: Existing Sound Studio
Construction Cost: $150,000
Area: 600 sq.ft.
Completion date: Summer 2001
Russian Birch Plywood
Cementous backer board
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