The Duet

Graduate Thesis

Solo Project

The thesis section explored the radical idea that movement is considered within the discipline on the same level as composition or materiality or tectonics. A discourse of architectural choreography was initiated, to distinguish between movement as a mode of architectural expression, transformation as a concern for engineering or programming, and the related modes of evaluation as performance or expression.

Skyscrapers are an inspirational form of public art that can be viewed and appreciated by anyone virtually through Instagram or even merely from far away. The project proposes a skyscraper that changes its form by moving its external floors to music frequency. The movement of the tower is projected through a series of habitable blocks on opposite faces of the tower, creating  an allusion of a couple dancing to the rhythm of music and adds the perception of sound to the architectural language.