hMa has spent our career working on projects that approach - Zero - as in Zero Carbon Footprint, or Invisibility. hMa’s Logo consists of two crossing lines that represent the Cartesian Grid - with a series of wave forms crossing the x-axis. The waves represent energy - including our research and focus on sound and light.
hMa are Master Plan Architects for Battery Park City’s North Neighborhood. We Designed a Master Plan for the North Neighborhood including LEED energy standards for buildings and Green Street standards for streets.
This is Victoria Meyers' ‘Sound and Light Score’ designed to be played as blasts of light at the ‘Kitchen' space for performance and art (http://thekitchen.org/) in NYC.
hMa’s LightScore led to more complex collaborations with the composer who invited hMa to present at the Kitchen, Michael Schumacher. hMa hired Schumacher to write a score : WaTER - for hMa's design for a new community center, DWi-P (Digital Water i-Pavilion) at Battery Park City.
hMa placed a transcription of the Schumacher digital score for WaTER, onto and into the façade of our building, DWi-P, at Battery Park City. Above is hMa’s drawing of ‘the event horizon of connectivity’ through the glass façade of DWi-P.
Sound, a form of Energy Wave, has been a focus of research for hMa Principal Victoria Meyers for 20 years. Meyers presents her research on sound in her new book Shape of Sound. The diagram above shows the ‘sound field’ - generated by DWi-P at Battery Park City in New York.
This is hMa’s first major public project, Chattanooga Nature Interpretive Center, designed to showcase sustainable solutions to energy use. The building featured solar panels for sunlight, and wind and water turbines - all as passive energy sources for the building. Chattanooga Nature Interpretive Center is a building designed in response to temperature, sunlight, water collection, and environmental factors.