Business center for independent musicians
Pfaff, Russell John
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“In music, the meter, tempo and related rhythms are referred to as time. In architecture, there exists the idea of the fourth dimension. This theory suggests that architectural forms and spaces are experienced not just in terms of height, width and depth, but also as a sequence of events in time.” This project will examine how music and architecture, two very different fields of study, have many distinct correlations. Specifically, the expression of rhythm as a visual design cue and a spatial organizational device will be investigated. Although the major program elements themselves are directly related to music, the design will be derived more from musical theories than architectural solutions to specifi c design problems. Another emphasis will be the infill of gaps in the urban fabric of downtown Fargo, particularly the area immediately to the east of North Dakota State University’s downtown campus, a site rich in history and potential.