Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Music And Architecture

Subject of Science on first languages, music and architecture.


The architect who designed it, Robert Harvey Oshatz, calls this house "a physical manifestation of the fluidity and complexity of music.”

26 comments:

Sofeesha said...

I can really dig this! I love the swirl of movement, the poetry in motion. I can even hear the music in the curves! This guy is really gettin' it on!

quinn the eskimo said...

If Hendrix built one of these under-water, what would it look like?

GirlfromtheBronx said...

I love it when the sciences and math, astro physics and architecture get all poetic:

There's a thing called poetry math out there.

I wish someone had told me about it when I was a kid. Maybe I'd be able to balance my checking account! It still hurts my head to figure this out, but I sure like reading it.

An Ugly Monster

A freak, a most unusual pike,
Was caught at Jackson's Point by Mike.
This fish was ugly, huge and strong,
With head alone twelve inches long.
Its body equalled, so Mike said,
Just half its tail plus twice its head:
A third the monster's total length
Was tail, grotesque, but built for strength.
So now maybe you'd like to see
How long this curious fish would be.

J.A.H. Hunter

Decidere said...

The pike was 1' + 2.4' + .8' long, or 4.2 feet.

Billy Glad said...

Exactly what, I wonder, does "just half its tail plus twice its head" mean? Does it mean half (the tail plus 24), or does it mean (half the tail)plus 24?

Billy Glad said...

Sofeesha, I don't know if you drilled down this far on the tree house or not.

Wilkinson Residence
Portland , Oregon
Designed: 1997
Completed: 2004

Located on a flag lot, a steep sloping grade provided the opportunity to bring the main level of the house into the tree canopy to evoke the feeling of being in a tree house. A lover of music, the client wanted a house that not only became part of the natural landscape but also addressed the flow of music. This house evades the mechanics of the camera; it is difficult to capture the way the interior space flows seamlessly through to the exterior. One must actually stroll through the house to grasp its complexities and its connection to the exterior. One example is a natural wood ceiling, floating on curved laminated wood beams, passing through a generous glass wall which wraps around the main living room.

It's in Portland. I've hiked the hills around Portland. Nice but challenging at times.

Decidere said...

half (the tail plus) 24

Modified Lisp
Computer Haiku

Billy Glad said...

Is that Polish Logic? About what we'd expect. I think you're resisting 48". Too round a number for an expatriat.

Decidere said...

Don't think 48 works.

Assume tl=48
tl=3t=48 => t=16
h=12
b=48-28=20

b = 2xh + t/2
= 24 + 8 = 32

32 ≠ 20 unless tortured logic

Billy Glad said...

What if L=48, h= 12, b= 20 and t =16, assuming b = 1/2(t+ 2h)?

Miguel del Rio Jones said...

Nice project. Kind of reminds me of some of Bart Prince's work.

Oh.. and the dimensions of that fish are no more a real number than the square root of pi is, (Imho).

quinn the eskimo said...

Pike. What a shitty fish. Only fish I ever caught. Figured if this was the reward, then who cares how long it was, and screw fishing too. Pike.

GirlfromtheBronx said...

I just came home from work and am reading this thread. My brain hurts now. I need half a lorazepam, 2 shots of whisky plus a the sum of the pam and the whisky in the form of some robitussin. How many milligrams of meds did I take?

Miguel del Rio Jones said...

Oooh... It's a trick question... Lessee... Lorazapam, Marzapam... L, M... GftB/7-6=1+20=21-2 = 19/S therefore The drugs are still en route via sampam from Macau. The answer is zero milligrams and two robo-whiskeys. I think....

Miguel del Rio Jones said...

And if Hendrix had ever built one of these underwater I'm pretty sure it would have looked something like
this, only the hammerheads would be cruising the lobby looking for Americans needing to score some 'pams'.

Decidere said...

I personally like GftB's equation much better than Billy's. Forget the goddamn parens, just give me the meds.

Tom Manoff said...

Started with music and architecture. Ends with....

Billy Glad said...

For me, Bach on top of his piano, holding off six angry students with a dagger. Carravagio fleeing Italy after stabbing a man in the groin at a soccer match. Me soaking in an old hot tub, on a hill outside of Portland.

Tom Manoff said...

Don't forget Gesualdo, composer of Madrigals that used shocking Chromaticism for his time. He also killed his wife for having an affair.

Decidere said...

Great, we're going to have 3-way camera story line and medieval demi-tones, perfect for the uncomfortable and attention deficit prone.

Who scripted this film anyway, and do you think it will sell?

GirlfromtheBronx said...

We can't leave out Verliaine, who went to prison for 2 years for shooting Rimbaud, his young boy toy, who was getting bored with him.

Maybe all artists are somehow related. They're either bisexual or hyper sexual or sexually deviant (list too long to mention), have mental health issues(same here (prone to violence, or haliucinations( back to Bingen), self mutilation (who can forget van Gogh or Lully, who killed himself by stabbing himself in the foot with his baton?), etc, etc. Yep, they all must share some common DNA.

We're all doomed.

End to of the Hive Scenario:

Billy and Julian get in a fight over some hot blonde.
Billy pulls out his knife. Julian pulls out Livewire.
We all know what happens next....

Des and Tom get caught up in one of those unending discussions of myth, culture, links and wiki. They argue and finally challenge each other to a duel: A couplet competition (no puns allowed!)

Desi, can't stand the idea and commits hari kari but leaves a devastingly beautiful Haiku for us all to remember him by. Tom, grief stricken and now inconsolable, decides that he must also do the right thing. He starts a website in Des' honor and then disappears into the abyss on the contributors page.

Quinn and Girl who have reached their limit with all the anti Obama smack at the Hive decide to infect it with a virus of love, but they got the formula wrong and it's not pretty.

Miguelito, Antepilani and Sofeesha have a virtual funeral for them and Hilarym99 performs the ceremony.

GirlfromtheBronx said...

My apologies for the many typos and misplaced parentheses. Still dizzy from all those meds!

quinn the eskimo said...

GFTB. Other than the obvious mistake in this phrase - "prone to violence OR hallucination?" - you had me all teary there. The funerals... so... nice. And Hilary spoke so well. Sniff.

Just keep the pig out in the yard, eh? Not convinced by his story yet. The drug abuse thing isn't boosting his credibility much either.

P.S. And somebody remember to drive a few more nails into Des' coffin. Wouldn't want any comebacks.

Sofeesha said...

Hmmmm, I love that Caravaggio "chiaroscuro." He knew how to handle shades. And you know I'm all about shades and color, Billy. I'm gonna go check out that house the next time I go to Portland. Now you enjoy that hot tub. Sounds like just the perfect thing.

But Quinn, I think if Hendrix built one of these underwater, maybe it would look something more
LIKE THIS. You know that Hundertwasser had it goin' on too!

Word verfication -- WAYSINGS
If that's not poetry in motion I don't know what is!

Decidere said...

Heeee'ssss back!!!! Here's Johnny!!! Here's Chuckie!!!

Decidere said...

PS - an atomic bomb with a Jeezus complex ain't afraid of no nails - chews 'em up like they're Clorets.