Project Description

Goethe once wrote: “architecture is frozen music”.

But for me this didn’t feel right.

“Architecture is not frozen or static, it’s dynamic,

you enter a building, move through a building,

the sun(light) and shadows change constantly ,

sometimes you see rain falling ,

the people (and vegetation) “using” the building are all moving

and even the building could be moved by simply opening a window or a door.”

What then is the relation between music and architecture?

Music is in the most broad definition organised sound.

Architecture is in that same broad sense organised light.

Music has – like architecture – proportion, composition and structure.

Architecture needs – like music – rhythm, melody and soul.

Architecture is music experienced through another sense.

Sound becomes music when it touches your inner level of unconsciousness (your “heart”).

I believe this is also a fundamental element of architecture.

A building becomes architecture when it touches your heart, like music.

Architecture is an instrument played by the sun.