Duet with nature : a site for music
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Citation:Lawrence, D. (2019). Duet with nature : a site for music. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional)). Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4827
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RESEARCH QUESTION: How can architecture help to promote and encourage the exposure of Kiwi musicians? ABSTRACT: Music in Architecture, architecture in music, two creative symbols of expression co-existing as one. Like music, architecture has the power to engulf and drive one’s mind through the number of different sensations. The project entitled “Duet with of nature” utilizes this relationship as a catalyst for architectural exploration. Since the beginning of the digital revolution, the music industry in New Zealand has faced enormous challenges of its own. The way people create, share and listen to music has changed. Online platforms like Spotify and Apple Music are the new music shops which provide an endless choice of music from around the world. Being a small country, the free range of user taste and global algorithms in these platforms has led the NZ music industry to being dominated by international artists. Therefore, young musicians and budding artists in New Zealand have begun to feel intimidated and less motivated to reach success. “Duet with nature” investigates how architecture can contribute its role in creating a facility to encourage the exposure of kiwi musicians. The project aims to seperate itself from the urban chaos and to locate itself in a natural setting, which can strengthen the power of architecture by creating an active and encouraging space. This research aims to investigate and understand the architectural relationship with music, nature, transparency and sound through existing arguments and potential precedents. The project intends to create a new kind of music centre, a spatial combination of practice, performance and place to accommodate. This project helps to develop a design which conveys musical qualities through spaces, visual connection to encourage activities and pursues an approach to use contrast to appreciate nature. The architecture expands to support this vibrant development through design to develop their skills, network and facilitate the struggling musicians.