A team of Estonian Academy of Arts interior architecture students have designed and built these three gigantic wooden megaphones, which sit in the Estonian forest for forest dwellers to enjoy at their leisure.
February 15th, 2016
To help amplify the sounds of nature, architect Hannes Praks, who led the Interior Architecture Department, explains that the three megaphones where placed at a distance and angle so that at the centre of the installation sound can feed from all three directions to “create a unique merged surround sound effect”. The installation also doubles as a sitting and resting area, ideal for laying back and listening to the richness of sound in the forest and observe the silence.
Student Birgit Õigus was the brainchild of the idea, with the rest of her coursemates Mariann Drell, Ardo Hiiuväin, Lennart Lind, Henri Kaarel Luht, Mariette Nõmm, Johanna Sepp, Kertti Soots, Sabine Suuster helping out with the building process.
The installation is an excellent example at how contemporary architecture can elevate the experience of sound, and with 51 percent of Estonia covered with forest, the country is well placed to exploit the beauty of its natural resources.
Estonian Academy of Arts
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