Meander is a large-scale immersive testbed environment in Cambridge, Ontario developed by Philip Beesley Studio and Living Architecture Systems Group. The meshwork scaffolds which comprise the testbed are organized as a series of species within an artificial ecosystem, gently flexing and responding to the movement of viewers.
The project includes an immersive distributed soundscape developed in collaboration with 4DSOUND. The composition is carried within arrays of custom speakers embedded throughout the environment, making constantly-shifting sound that responds to visitors.
Similar to natural environments such as rivers and clouds, large groups of parts pass physical impulses and data signals back and forth, enabling the entire environment to work as an interconnected whole. The innovations in Meander suggest ways of making adaptive, sensitive buildings of the future.
Learn more about Meander and Philip Beesley Studio.
Photography: Philip Beesley Studio Inc Composition: Edo van Breemen