Victoria Meyers and her new book Shape of Sound are featured in a new post on Life.Style.Design. The Art of Living. Check out the post: http://www.lifestyledesignexperience.com/shape-of-sound/.
The post includes texts from Meyers's 2014 Shape of Sound, as well as her 2006 book, Designing with Light.
The piece describes Meyers as a visionary exploring sound as a medium to expand contemporary space design. Meyers has been at the forefront of using sound in hMa projects, since 2006, with the installation of 'Sound and Light Wells' in hMa's Infinity Chapel, located near Washington Square in the Greenwich Village area of New York City.
above: Infinity Chapel, including detail of hMa's Sound and Light Wells
In addition to applying sound manipulation to public projects, Meyers also applies concepts related to sound design to residential design, including hMa's Downtown NYC loft project, finished in 2012.
Above: Downtown Loft by hMa: sound technologies create a sound isolated interior
Meyers' latest foray into complex architectural design incorporating sound includes hMa's DWi-P located at Battery Park City, in NYC. DWi-P features a 550-foot long glass facade with embedded blue-tooth technology to support visitors reading the facade using cell phones. The facade is imprinted with a sound-score by NYC Composer Michael J. Schumacher, who is also the Founder and Executive Director of Diapason Gallery in Brooklyn.
Above: Digital Water i-Pavilion, hMa: Architecture of Movement; Sound Urbanism
DWi-P is a new Community Center at Battery Park City designed to welcome visitors from the World Trade Center Memorial Site to the parks at Battery Park City. The building, which houses a series of pools to support the swimming programs of Asphalt Green, has a composition embedded in the facade titled: WaTER.
Meyers recently presented hMa's works at FIU (Florida International University) in Miami, where she was hosted by Professor David Rifkind. Meyers's lecture, titled SEMPER (system, energy, materiality, program, education, research) reviewed hMa's works, including the founding principals' (Meyers and Hanrahan) dedication to education as part of their approach to design, architecture, landscapes, and master plans.
Ryoan-ji Temple + Stasis; hMa's Pratt Pavilion + Dynamic Space
Above: hMa projects contrast Dynamic and Static Formal approaches to design
Above: hMa's Infinity Chapel, designed for Tenth Church of Christ, Scientist, in NYC:
Using Sound + Light Wells to direct human movement from Street/ to Chapel/ to Garden
above: hMa's Won Buddhist Retreat: Spiral forms direct walking meditation through Nature
Robotics applied to sculpture /Applied to building technolgies
hMa: Architecture is Energy Waves (lecture delivered by Meyers at 2013 sxsw.Eco)
hMa spaces use Raw Materials to reconnect to Nature
Program studies in Meyers' studios include Mark Lombardi's works: Global Networks
Meyers Sound Urbanism/ Sound Ecology Seminar student projects: Sound Sections through Cincinnati
Meyers studio at UTA (University of Texas Arlington): MWEE: a new subway stop for the #1 train in NYC at 125th Street
Meyers hMa Research includes Bluetooth embedded glass, and an App to give access to sound compositions embedded in a building facade at Battery Park City