marcelo ertorteguy + sara valente + takahiro fukuda: room sized electric guitar
 
marcelo ertorteguy + sara valente + takahiro fukuda: room sized electric guitar
nov 02, 2011

marcelo ertorteguy + sara valente + takahiro fukuda: room sized electric guitar

‘cargoguitar’ by marcelo ertorteguy, sara valente and takahiro fukuda all images courtesy of marcelo ertorteguy, sara valente and takahiro fukuda

architect marcelo ertorteguy and sara valente collaborated with takahiro fukuda to create ‘cargoguitar‘,
a room sized electric guitar. eight strings start from a vertical media column stretching eight meters
to another horizontal media spine resulting in a hyperbolic paraboloid. each peg is tuned to a different note,
achieving varied sound scales to be captured by the transducers. two amplifiers allow the vibrations
to be felt in the room. a glow in the dark coat is applied to the strings, allowing visitors to not just hear the sound
but to see it as it as well. the inhabitable instrument is on show at the kobe biennale 2011

see designboom’s previous article of marcelo ertorteguy and sara valente’s ‘stereotank’ here

marcelo ertorteguy + sara valente + takahiro fukuda: room sized electric guitar back view – black lights on

marcelo ertorteguy + sara valente + takahiro fukuda: room sized electric guitar players

marcelo ertorteguy + sara valente + takahiro fukuda: room sized electric guitar  detail of media spine with black light

marcelo ertorteguy + sara valente + takahiro fukuda: room sized electric guitar detail of media spine

marcelo ertorteguy + sara valente + takahiro fukuda: room sized electric guitar detail of hardware 

marcelo ertorteguy + sara valente + takahiro fukuda: room sized electric guitar  completed spines

marcelo ertorteguy + sara valente + takahiro fukuda: room sized electric guitar during construction

marcelo ertorteguy + sara valente + takahiro fukuda: room sized electric guitar during construction 

marcelo ertorteguy + sara valente + takahiro fukuda: room sized electric guitar plans, sections, and axonometric view 


CG_string by cargoguitar 

pitches by cargoguitar for more examples of sounds produced by the guitar, click here



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