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Eric Goldemberg and Students Present Work at 3D Print Design Show in New York

On Friday, April 17th, Department of Architecture Associate Professor Eric Goldemberg and MONAD Studio partner Veronica Zalcberg exhibited the firm’s current 3D-printed project at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York for the 3D Print Design Show. MONAD Studio presented its project in its own booth at the fair, which took place as part of 3D Print Week NY. The 3D Print Design Show showcased the design capabilities of 3D printing with hands-on exhibits and interactive displays. At the event were 3D-printed pieces of architecture, fashion, interior design, and consumer goods. (Source: 3D Print Design Show) Six students from FIU were able to attend the fair with MONAD Studio.

The project includes five different instruments, all 3D-printed and mounted onto a “wall of sound’ triptych made of CNC-milled, high-density foam panels that serve as an instrument rack, bandshell, and sonic device. A violin, cello, and guitar occupy the front of this free-standing spine, and the back holds two new, unprecedented wind instruments in the family of the coiling drone-pipes. BBC calls MONAD Studio’s piezoelectric violin “one of the most radical musical instruments ever created.” Discovery News says that the violin “looks like the future of music.”

MONAD Studio has integrated architecture and music with the collaboration of seven FIU Architecture students, through a course taught by Goldemberg. This has been a new interdisciplinary project with musician and luthier Scott F. Hall to create a sonic installation with musical performances, some of which occurred at the Javits Convention Center (designed by I.M.Pei) from April 16th-17th. The architecture and music integration project is part of Goldemberg’s research for his upcoming book FEEDBACK: Architecture + Music, under contract with eVolo and distribution by ACTAR. (Source: CARTA News, February 2015)

The students who particpated in the project exhibited at 3D Print Design Show were: Hex Ceballos, Stephanie Colon, Albert Elias, Jack Garcia, Stephany Guinan, Manuel Perez-Trujillo, and Zoe Russian.

To learn more about MONAD Studio’s architecture and music integration, listen to the sound clips below.

What was in the MONAD Studio booth at the 3D Print Design Show? (0:28)

What does the architecture and music project involve? (1:17)

What activity occurred at the MONAD Studio booth at the 3D Print Design Show? (1:24)

Why does MONAD Studio decide to integrate architecture with music? (0:40)

How were FIU students involved with MONAD Studio in the 3D Print Design Show? (2:07)

What ideas does MONAD Studio have for further architecture and music integration? (0:31)

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