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Resonant Chamber / rvtr

11:00 - 19 April, 2012
© Peter Smith
© Peter Smith

Resonant Chamber, an interior envelope system that deploys the principles of rigid origami, transforms the acoustic environment through dynamic spatial, material and electro-acoustic technologies. The aim of rvtr is to develop a soundsphere able to adjust its properties in response to changing sonic conditions, altering the sound of a space during performance and creating an instrument at the scale of architecture, flexible enough that it might be capable of being played. The project is funded through the 2011 Research through Making Grant, U-M Office of the Vice President for Research, 2011 Small Projects Grant, U-M Center for Wireless Integrated Microsystems, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Research Creation Grant. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Parkridge / PLY Architecture

01:00 - 13 January, 2012
Parkridge / PLY Architecture, Courtesy of PLY Architecture
Courtesy of PLY Architecture
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ann Arbor, MI, United States
  • Design

    Craig Borum + Karl Daubmann (Principals) Mike Ezban, Marshal Prado, Alex Timmer
  • Area

    1100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Courtesy of PLY Architecture Courtesy of PLY Architecture Courtesy of PLY Architecture Courtesy of PLY Architecture +13

Park House / PLY Architecture

01:00 - 26 December, 2011
Park House / PLY Architecture, Courtesy of PLY Architecture
Courtesy of PLY Architecture
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
  • Architects

    PLY Architecture
  • Design And Construction

    Karl Daubmann, Craig Borum(Principals) Shannon Burke (Design); Scott LaPorte, Matt Deiner, Marsall Prado, Alexis Coir, Mike Ezban (Construction)
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

Courtesy of PLY Architecture Courtesy of PLY Architecture Courtesy of PLY Architecture Courtesy of PLY Architecture +8

Ann Arbor District Library / inFORM studio

01:00 - 26 May, 2011
Ann Arbor District Library / inFORM studio, © Justin Machonachie Photography
© Justin Machonachie Photography

© Justin Machonachie Photography © Justin Machonachie Photography © Justin Machonachie Photography © James Haefner Photography +21

University of Michigan Museum of Art / Allied Works Architecture

01:00 - 25 February, 2011
University of Michigan Museum of Art / Allied Works Architecture, © Jeremy Bittermann
© Jeremy Bittermann
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
  • Architects

    Allied Works Architecture
  • Associate Architects

    Integrated Design Solutions
  • Exhibition Design

    Allied Works Architecture
  • Project Team

    Brad Cloepfil (principal), Thomas Robinson (project lead), Chelsea Grassinger (project architect) Allied Works Architecture, Paul Stachowiak (principal, Richard Newlin (associate sr. architect) Integrated Design Solutions
  • Project Management

    University Architect's Office, University of Michigan
  • Structural Engineer

    KPFF
  • Curtain Wall

    RA Heintges
  • Contractor

    SKANSKA
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire

    ARUP and Integrated Design Solutions
  • Lighting/Daylighting

    ARUP Lighting
  • Graphics And Signage

    Pentagram
  • Area

    40362.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Jeremy Bittermann © Jeremy Bittermann © Richard Barnes © Jeremy Bittermann +22

Bridge House / Wilfred John Oskar Armster

01:00 - 23 December, 2010
Bridge House / Wilfred John Oskar Armster, © Curt Clayton
© Curt Clayton
  • Architects

  • Location

    Trillium Lane, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
  • Architects

    Wilfred John Oskar Armster, AIA
  • Project Team

    Sven Armster, Sarah Armster, Vered Mishkal, James Kuhn
  • Structural Engineer

    Michael Horton Associates, Inc.
  • Photographs

© Curt Clayton © Curt Clayton © Curt Clayton © Curt Clayton +14