Architecture + music / Music + architecture : a music center for recording, performing, and living, Chicago, Illinois

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dc.contributor.advisor Meyer, Bruce F. (Bruce Frederick), 1946- Sowers, Eric M. en_US 2011-06-03T19:47:21Z 2011-06-03T19:47:21Z 1996 en_US 1996
dc.identifier LD2489.Z52 1996 .S68 en_US
dc.description.abstract "Creating architecture derived from musical patterns allows for the creation of formal and spacial structures best suited to musical related functions and expression of music itself."This is the question I will try to prove through my thesis exploration, can architecture be created by concepts derived from organizational patterns found in music? Some people would argue yes while others would wholeheartedly so no. But, most individuals would agree that the similarities between architecture and music are numerous enough not to ignore them. My purpose for looking at architecture and music is more based ona personal interest in music. I enjoy music and felt this would be great way to learn about it.Not only does music act as the main catalyst for design, it is also the focus of the programmatic functions found in this thesis project, which is a music center. My interest in music prompted me to create a place where all types of musicians my come to record, all provided at a low cost. The center is composed of three recording studios, three live performance spaces, a music library, a sphere of music, and 32 apartments. The purpose of this center is to provide starving musicians the proper equipment and facilities to communicate to the largest possible audience their unique music. Hopefully the center will allow new musicians the ability to express new and creative ideas with out the pressure of selling out to make money. This center is allowing the artist a chance to keep their music honest, individual expression is expected here.To provide these services to the largest number of people possible Chicago, Illinois was chosen as the project site. The actual site is located at the corner of Halsted and Webster street north of the downtown area. This site provides for the acceptance of diversity, easy accessibility, and, believe it or not, a large amount of open space. All of these factors are vital to the success of this center. The actual size of the center is 100,452 sq. 'with an estimated total project cost of $7,694,623. See appendix A for a comprehensive look at the space square footages and building cost breakdown.In the following pages the reader will be introduced to the process necessary to answer the thesis questionposed at the beginning of this abstract. This information will encompass precedence studies, research, positions, objectives, programmatic requirements, design process, final design, and concluding remarks regarding the outcome of the thesis project.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent 51 leaves : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture. en_US
dc.title Architecture + music / Music + architecture : a music center for recording, performing, and living, Chicago, Illinois en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis. Thesis (B. Arch.)
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