Concert Halls ( Julia Morgan, An American Architect

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“These days, concert halls also have remarkable architecture, offering audiences a great show even before they have taken their seats,” says the building data company, Emporis. When concert halls are non-contextual architecture, it makes the whole hall an experience, rather than just the show. The visitor does not even need to purchase a ticket for the show; they can merely wonder around the exterior and interior for enjoyment. Non-contextual designs are becoming more popular which let’s the uniqueness of the site and the building speak for itself, sparks interest, and inspires many of the visitors. Julia Morgan, an American architect, once said, “Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves” (Julia). Some architecture is contextual and amazingly blends in with its surroundings. Other architecture is non-contextual and is extremely different from the neighboring buildings, it is astounding. Contextual architecture is very respectful and adds to the neighboring buildings. While non-contextual architecture is very distinct and is set apart from its adjacent buildings. Shown below is New York City’s Webster Hall located in Manhattan. This is an example of contextual design. The sign is informing the visitor of the hall. Without it, it does not stand out as a concert hall. Non-Contextual designs have abundant amounts of thought put into the design. The architects gather information from all around them. They take in the nature, the culture, and the

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