Posted on June 19th 2013, 06:17 PM
Although vinyl acolytes swear by the unmistakable warmth of analog media, there's no denying the advantages of the mp3 or its cousins: Between the ease of distribution, sheer convenience of having thousands of available at one's fingertips and availability of playback devices, the digital format is now the norm (resurgence in record sales—500% since 2007—duly noted). But the audio source is only half of the story: what good is a fancy turntable or lossless FLAC file if the audio equipment doesn't live up to the fidelity of the media?
Ever since custom equalizer and gain settings were introduced to consumer audio in the 70's, an array of knobs and faders has been the standard interface for audio equipment. Casey Lin's "Timbre Speaker" respresents a rather more interactive listening experience, allowing the user to manipulate the sound quality by moving physical objects on the surface of an unassuming transductive receiver.
Timbre Speaker trims the essence of a speaker down to the very bare minimum, allowing the inherent qualities of the materials to become the centerpiece of the design. All superfluous detail is stripped away, leaving only the necessary audio and power ports at the rear, and combined power and volume dial. Wood and glass were selected for their favourable acoustic qualities which enhances the audio experience of the user. The Black American Walnut wood adds a warmth to the tone, while the addition of the glass vessels bring a more reverberant characteristic...
Posted on June 19th 2013, 06:00 PM
Ubicación: Nembro, Bergamo, Italia
Estructuras: Favero&Milan Ingegneria
Sistema Eléctrico: Eros Grava
Área Proyecto: 1875.0 m2
Año Proyecto: 2007
Fotografías: Pietro Savorelli
El proyecto consiste en la renovación de un edificio de finales del siglo XIX en el centro histórico de un pequeño pueblo en la provincia de Bergamo, que inicialmente había sido construido como escuela primaria. La intención era hacer el edificio a disposición...
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Portuguese architecture firm AND-RÉ (previously on Bustler) has sent us its stunning entry to the architectural competition for the new public library building in the city of Setúbal, Portugal.
Posted on June 19th 2013, 05:27 PM