Architecture as Frozen Music — Working with Kids and 3D Printers


On Sunday, April 6th, Miami Beach Urban Studios teamed up with famed architect Chad Oppenheim and his firm Oppenheim Architecture + Design for “Architecture as Frozen Music.”

“Hosted by the New World Center a block off Lincoln Road, the project was part of New World Symphony’s signature family event “It’s a Family Affair!” This year’s theme, The Carnival of Animals, presented in collaboration with ZOO Miami, combines an exhilarating multi-media concert, hands-on musical activities staged throughout the New World Center and interactions with talented NWS musicians to make a memorable day for the whole family.” For more information on “It’s a Family Affair!” please visit here.

“Architecture as Frozen Music” aimed to “explore relationships between sound and space through computer aided design and 3D printing…It is with this in mind that we will guide the participating children through a creative process to design their own piece of micro-architecture inspired by the live sounds of the New World Symphony musicians. We will use rapid prototype 3D printing to bring a physical model of their ideas to life. They will be free to create in an atmosphere infused with music and unrestricted imagination.  The resulting piece will reflect a moment of architecture in its purest form; an overture to the developing world of technology in accord with the minds of tomorrow’s designers.”

The children attended a concert, and then were given the opportunity to create a new ‘Monopoly’ house that was infused with the experience they had listening to music moments before. The result was a Monopoly board covered with original and inventive houses that reflected a new, modern community. Pictures are below.

Special thanks to Oppenheim Archicture + Design!

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