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Victoria Meyers
Los Angeles, CA
Founding partner, hanrahan Meyers Architects (hMa), Victoria Meyers architect's new book, 'shape of sound' will be available in 2014.
Interests: Green and sustainable design, Urban Design and Architecture achieved through a contemporary language of design, including interpretations from the natural realm, bio-morphism and robotics, new concepts about city design, ideas about human dwelling and habitation, in-depth discussions about philosophy and design with contributors from science and the arts. To reach Victoria Meyers architect: vmeyers@hanrahanmeyers.com.
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Form: how form and shape are critical to hearing or not hearing sound. Shape can increase and facilitate sound transmission/ or make a space of silence even in places full of sound. Continue reading
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Materiality: how the material of any space can alter how we hear sound. Continue reading
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Windows: how apertures allow sound to pass to us/ sometimes directly, and sometimes in ways that move us into different spheres. Continue reading
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Reflection: how reflection of light inspires the human spirit. Continue reading
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Sound Art/ I wrote Shate of Sound through the various influences in my work from friends who work in Sound Art installations. Continue reading
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hMa’s DWi-P (Digital Water i-Pavilion) is a new community center at Battery Park City across West Street from the World Trade Center Memorial site. hMa hired New York composer M.J. Schumacher to create a digital sound interpretation of water. hMa developed a digital interprentation of the score, and this image is etched on the building’s glass façade. Continue reading
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hMa approaches the design of the Queens Library through the idea of the garden. This page shows three different configurations of the garden. The Hortus Conclusus (Latin: enclosed garden) is an essential aspect of the history of modern western garden design. Hortus Conclusus in the Medieval era referred to an... Continue reading
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The curriculum in schools of architecture lays the foundation for future architects. Praxis is an inherent aspect of the discussion within any architecture school. A depth of thinking and intellectual discourse acts as a scaffold for architectural education. Remove the practitioners or the theoreticians, and there is no praxis. Continue reading
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hMa hanrahan Meyers architects are pleased to announce that the firm has been hired by the NYC Department of Design and Construction to design a new library in Staten Island. Continue reading
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It was this approach, of finding a way to 'weave' fragments of parks through the Battery Park City North Neighborhood, that guided hMa's approach and our research into how to design a large urban neighborhood in New York City. Continue reading
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Lines and Planes in Space : Architecture as a Line in Space : hanrahan Meyers architects : hMa: Bridge-Studio / Amhrein-Swenson Studio : Writing and Painting within a long thin line. Continue reading
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Invisible Buildings: architect Victoria Meyers collaborates with her firm, hMa, to make buildings that 'disappear' - in plain sight. Continue reading
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At Won Buddhist Retreat, hMa focused on an idea of invisibility and how invisibility is related to zero carbon footprint. But also literally - a series of wood buildings, placed on a wooded site, possibly the way to make them disappear is by installing wood screens in front, to blur the line between building and trees Continue reading
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Above: A diagram of hMa's courtyards at the Won Dharma Retreat. hMa designed the courtyards to incorporate diagonal walking paths, building to building. Continue reading
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To demonstrate the idea of Design as Energy Waves - I am showing hMa's Won Buddhist Retreat in Claverack, New York, also referred to as ‘Absolute Zero’. Won Buddhist Retreat is a project designed with Zero Carbon Footprint. Continue reading
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In 2014, Brooklyn based artist Bruce Pearson invited hMa to collaborate with him, and to develop a concept for an architectural armature for Fractal form, with a Text-based formal investigation. Continue reading
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Musicians and people who deal in sound understand materiality as timbre. Timbre is a term that describes the materiality of sound. Continue reading
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hMa has spent our career working on projects that approach - Zero - as in Zero Carbon Footprint, or Invisibility. Continue reading
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The title of my Talk : Silence, Lines, Woven Operations, and Fractals. These are operations that make architecture. Lines and fractals speak to mathematics. Mathematics is basic to Architecture. Continue reading
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Pierre Boulez, in his studio in IRCAM, the International Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics and Music, in Paris. IRCAM is one of the world's largest public research centers dedicated to musical expression and scientific research. Ircam opened in 1977. In the United States, the most comparable center available... Continue reading