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Ben Dudek

MA work

Architecture + Infrasound

Musical sound and how it interacts with space, is a key aspect of the clubbing world in London. But how can this interaction be manifested in the wider urban environment? Can it be used to heighten the ways in which we see and feel space? This thesis explores sound interaction and asks how it might be conditioned via chambers, surfaces and materials within both built and found spaces.

The primary focus is on the lower frequency level of sound. The ecology of a particular site has been utilised, a post industrial landscape on the edge of Croydon, to create a sophisticated visual dialogue between the site and various designed acoustic structures. Much as a violin or a piano forms an acoustic box to modify the sound, here structures on a monumental scale have been simulated to make a new kind of environment, a sort of soundscape. Natural variations found in the landform articulate the dramatic beauty of these sound waves. A perfect testing facility where sound becomes objectified.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Architecture, 2015

    Specialism

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  • My previous experience has allowed to me to work on a variety of projects, from a neuroscience laboratory in London, schools in Haiti, to gilding a telephone box in copper for the charity ChildLine. This diversity is what excites me about architecture and is what I hope to continue.

    I also have a passion for designing through making, typically models but also products and instruments. It has become an increasingly important part of my design process and one that I hope to continue throughout my career.

     

  • Degrees

  • BA Architecture, University of Liverpool, 2011
  • Experience

  • Architect, Article 25 Architects, London, 2012–13; Architect, Ian Ritchie Architects, 2011–12; Architectural asistant, Mark Dudek and Associates Architects, 2010
  • Exhibitions

  • Made in Liverpool Exhibition, Wolstenholme Creative Space, Liverpool, 2012