Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Architecture: Tidal Resonance Chamber

Tidal Resonance Chamber designed by Robert Horner is a beautiful example of rammed-Earth construction.

Reflecting upon the cultural, environmental and spiritual frequencies of place, the Tidal Resonance Chamber invites users to harmonize with the rhythms of nature and to discover the overlapping layers associated with the Delta of the Puyallup River. The Tidal Resonance Chamber’s main interior space has a trapezoidal footprint roughly 12’ x 18’. The fortified rammed-earth walls measure 8’6” in height, and rest atop a concrete foundation that measures 4’ in height. The chamber has a maximum filling capacity of 2500 gallons, which will fill at the highest of high tides. The interior of the chamber is filled with reclaimed granite curb fragments, river stones and will eventually populate with micro-organisms, barnacles and other aquatic lifeforms.  (via archdaily)

(images Robert Horner)

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