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[Past Events 2015] Steve Larkin: 'Sonic Atmosphere as a Contributor to Architecture'

ABSTRACT.  The practice is interested in sonic atmosphere, or the sound of a space, as a principal contributor to the character of interior spaces. We develop this in our architecture by considering internal acoustic environments as one of the primary constituents of architectural space making. We work in collaboration with musicians and composers to explore spatial and compositional potential in buildings, temporary installations and theoretical projects. This allows us to engage more fully with the metaphysics of interior space in our work. 

BIOGRAPHY. Steve Larkin is a musician and architect. He studied architecture at University College Dublin and graduated in 2002. He established Steve Larkin Architects in 2007. Since then the practice has been the recipient of a number of national and international awards and commendations including RIAI Best Emerging Practice 2012. The practice was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture in 2013. Steve has taught as a Senior Lecturer (Education) at Queens University Belfast and is a Studio Tutor at the Dublin Institute of Technology. He is a guest critic in a number of universities in Ireland and the UK. He is currently a EU Marie Curie ITN ADAPTr Fellow in PhD postgraduate research at RMIT University Melbourne.