The nature in which the heterotopic garden is built draws from the fundamentals of music and rhythm. The garden consists of a catalogue of sounds that from its own soundscape. The user is able to choose his or her auditory surroundings by traveling longitudinally or transversely to the garden. Additionally, the garden itself is sensitive to the sounds that are produced by the user or by nature. Using the most basic of musical analogies (rhythm, frequency, amplitude) the soundscape and the garden can exist symbiotically.
In an urban culture there are plenty of weird and wild phenomenons that can be witnessed through events, and human interaction. However most of nyc, which has a rich and vibrant culture, does not build architecture in the same manner. The city needs an open public space that is, in its own way, bizarre, to hold in full capacity its unique and uncommon interaction. The heterotopic garden is sensitive to different soundscapes before it is a specific topology. The intersection of musical notation and architectural space not only allows us to produce the soundscape but to navigate through the garden as well.
post-script: heterotopic gardens
students: Sylvia Lee & Konrad Remiszewski
prof. Ezio Blasetti
Arch 400.05: Research Studio | Fall 2012
Undergraduate School of Architecture