It's political season in my country right now, and I thought that this project would be a fitting example to both architects and politicians. With the 24 hour news cycle, there are no shortages of sound bites or talking points. If you're a politician running for either election or re-election, there is no shortage of speaking opportunities, but setting aside the message itself, what is it that makes one candidate stand out from another? I would argue that it is the clarity of a message that resonates within their potential constituents. This project by Betillon Dorval-Bory definitely resonates within me. I think sometimes architects tend to take on a lot more complexity than they (or anyone else for that matter) can handle. A project is complex enough without adding unnecessary clutter. The cube is the most basic of geometries, and it takes no inherent genius to subdivide that cube proportionally, but to add an element of acoustics to the project gives something ordinary quite an element of intrigue. You might think the cube is ordinary, but that added element might give you reason to believe that, while clad in a somewhat ordinary facade, there might be something extraordinary resonating from within. I wish more architects and politicians had similar attributes. Enjoy.
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