Hi. I'm a student of architecture. Long time ago, I've heard about
this building, I think it's in Boston, but I'm not sure if it's even
in the USA. One of it's parts has a round shape, the walls (or maybe
it could be a dome) are painted (maybe it was stained glass) in this
way that there is created a political map of world from the 30' of XX
century (exatly year 1935 but I'm not sure). This map is viewed from
the inside. The effect is like you're looking on a big model of
earth's globe, but from the inside of it. Thanks for help :)
On Jan 12, 6:32 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Hello, Monika from Poland. The globe you are referring to is at the
Christian Science Center in Boston and is called the Mapparium. It is
an amazingly cool structure. The acoustics are unbelievable. When
you Google for info, make sure you check out the acoustics workup of
What fun. The inside-out thing is a bit of a mind-bender though, except for
someone used to the point of view of being the center of the world I guess.
A bit of the Cenotaph for Newton about it, don't you think?
I visited in while I was in college...errr...when I was supposed to be
in college - I blew off classes that day as it was a nice spring day -
and the acoustics are downright spooky. I'd heard nothing about the
place and just popped in for a visit. There were only a couple of us
in there at the time, and I remember being astounded that the other
person was saying _exactly_ what I was thinking...until I realized a
split second later that I was the one doing the talking. The sounds
emanate from weird locations and at times just appear inside your head
with no apparent source. Great fun.
It's and old dream of mine to work with some spherical space acoustics for
music practice space. I recently had an opportunity to visit a townhouse I
designed in the 80's. I remembered that I had worked in a partial sphere
into a circulation figure, and when straight for it to do a little tap
routine. The owner was surprised I still remembered that I'd done it, and
everyone in the family was aware of it but unsure if it was intentional.
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