suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
philip h. WILCK: The project shows the design proposal for a musicpavilion at the Stadtpark in Vienna (Austria). Rethinking the concept of a musicpavilion the architectural ensemble of different geometrical and material configurations offers the opportunity for a multilayered and complex music experience. The system includes central positioned sound shells in dependence on biological shell geometries like an ear or a mussle (biomimicry) . . . and a sound booth system of closed capsules for an intense, individual space for sound . . . spreading about the area. Another elements provide spaces and areas for a fully self-sufficient energy supply regarding ecological thinking, host interaction and active materials.
The key terms are firmly rooted in romanticism: uninhibited wilderness and nature, the unfinished and the validation of obscure perceptions. Recombing system hierarchies with an adequate circulation organisation, recombing the visitors attitude in it and the symbiotic form integration to the surrounding park landscape are all contributing to the architectural qualities of the design.
Committed to the futility to comprehend the world with the aid of rational systems, as well as from the inferiority of every perfect thought compared to the inherent laws of nature. A New Romanticism approaches new areas in design and architecture processes—emerging aestetic paradigms and systematic specifications.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
pW: Joseph Beuys, Blinky Palermo, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Georg Sahner + Martin Bauer (!), and a sensitive interpretation of concepts of romanticism.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
pW: Gregory Bateson’s “Mind and Nature,“ Novalis’s “Hymns to the Night,“ Hesse‘s “Siddartha,“ and Burrough‘s “Naked Lunch.“
Tolkien‘s “Silmarillion,” Heisenberg’s “The Part and The Whole,” Sagan’s “Bonjour Tristesse,” and Maturana‘s “Biology of Cognition.“
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
pW: Coop Himmelb(l)au and StudioPALERMO // +++ . . . biothing, theverymany, kokkugia + R&Sie . . . // . . . and for sure some others . . .
University of Applied Arts Vienna / Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien