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Japan’s Fuji TV Station Airs Work by Eric Goldemberg and FIU students

On Friday, February 27th (Saturday morning, February 28th in Japan), Fuji TV will air the work of Associate Professor Eric Goldemberg and MONAD Studio partner Veronica Zalcberg.

The television station will feature projects by MONAD Studio and the work it is doing with FIU students for the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. At the Javits Center, MONAD Studio is integrating architecture and music with the collaboration of seven FIU Architecture students. This is a new interdisciplinary project with musician Scott F. Hall to create a sonic installation with music performances at the Javits Convention Center by I.M.Pei from April 16th-17th.

This is part of Professor Goldemberg’s research project for his upcoming book FEEDBACK: Architecture + Music, under contract with eVolo and distribution by ACTAR.

MONAD Studio was founded by the College of Architecture + The Arts’ Eric Goldemberg, Associate Professor, and Veronica Zalcberg, architect. MONAD Studio is a design research practice focused on spatial perception related to rhythmic affect, with explorations ranging from the scale of urban plans to buildings, and from landscape to installations and product design. MONAD Studio’s designs highlight the range and complexity of sensations involved in constructing rhythmic ensembles. The pulsating activity that results from intense computation gives idiosyncractic personality to the topologies of the designs, creating patterns that operate to transition the diverse scales of representation, reinvigorating the capacity of ornament to provide character and inducing moods and atmosphere through the modified, re-tuned lens of spatial perception and affective alliances. Such rhythmic activity of animate forms is translated to the architectural systems of MONAD Studio as “pulsation.” Pulsation thrives on hyper-charged, syncopated rhythms and sensual drive. It operates via smooth aggregation of discrete, holistically articulated components and de-aggregation of volumes in a state of urban friction, unzipping seams and foraging into spatial crevices charged with rhythmic opportunities.

The work of MONAD Studio has been published in The New York Times, Architectural Record, World Architecture (China), ‘Architecture in Formation’ book, ‘[En]Coding Architecture’ book, ‘Architecture Xenoculture’ book, ‘Digital Diagram II’ book, Conditions Magazine (Norway), i4Design (Chicago), Future Arquitecturas (Spain), Miami Herald, Florida InsideOut (Miami), Design Book Magazine (Miami), Summa+ (Argentina), Evolo Magazine (L.A.) among other architecture journals. MONAD Studio was one of the 5 finalists of the 2008 PS1-MoMA competition and the project was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. MONAD’s entry was also exhibited in New York at the PS-1 Contemporary Art Center – YAP 10th Anniversary show. (Source: MONAD Studio)

The header image is of a 2-string piezoelectric violin MONAD Studio is designing – one of 5 instruments for the sonic installation at the Javits Convention Center in New York.

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