Impulse + Response

Bachelor’s Degree Design Studio Project, 2018

Music Therapy & Training Hub, Penang George Town

In signal processing, the impulse response, or impulse response function (IRF), of a dynamic system is its output when presented with a brief input signal, called an impulse. More generally, an impulse response is the reaction of any dynamic system in response to some external change. The term ’impulse’ point out the intention of this project to create impact to the community and context surrounding. Whereas ‘respond’ is the design strategies and consideration of the urban settings.

Meanwhile, music therapy is a completely new concept of alternative therapy in corresponds to the background of Georgetown as a heritage city listed by UNESCO. Under a hustle bustle urban setting, mental health is a main concern in relation to development as well-being and urban lifestyle, which is the part music therapy is specifically focus on. Hence, this project is purposed to bring up this idea to a vigorous growth sparks up public awareness.

With that as premise for this project, there is an absolute significance of this architecture to be an innovative existing, that lives as a node within the urban context. Fundamentally, this project aim to become the best envelope to music therapy meanwhile being responsive to the urban context, to perform visually and functionally. The outer skin of the building should ignites the curiousity whereas the inner spaces should caters a rhythmic experience as well as the acoustic sensation of spaces.

In short, this project is being experimental on an innovative concept, without neglecting the consideration on responses to urban context of Georgetown. To sum up this, ‘Friendly Alien’ would be a term which is best to describe this architecture.

3 thoughts on “Impulse + Response

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