UNIT composes responsive facade for A8 music group in shenzhen
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apr 25, 2014
UNIT composes responsive facade for A8 music group in shenzhen


UNIT composes responsive facade for A8 music group in shenzhen
all images courtesy of UNIT

 

 

 

architecture studio UNIT has designed a prismatic tower by splitting the volume’s façade for A8 music group, a leading chinese download company. located in shenzhen, china, the structure is shaped like a series of sound waves with a bright LED lighting system integrated into the exterior – and is organized like a scriabin keyboard, a method where tones are associated to a color. this synced façade responds to downloaded music data via the company website to become a composer itself and create a constantly changing surface that reveals the invisible world of internet traffic.

 

 


‘A8 music group by unit urban new idea team’
video courtesy of luca d’amore

 


street view

 


evening view

 


looking underneath the canopy

 


looking up the façade

 


aerial view rendering

 


model

 

project info:

 

type: invited competition, 1st prize
typology: office
client: a8 music group
location: shenzhen, china
size: 50000 sqm
status: built
year: 2009-end of 2014

 

 

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