Welcome to Princeton University’s Architecture 311—Building Science and Technology—class project site! As Architecture majors at Princeton, we are all required to take ARC 311 in order to complete our major, but unlike other years, we were given a special opportunity to learn what it’s like to work with a client, design within a budget, and build something that will be functional on our campus. Our client is Time for Three—a music trio who molds Classical and current music genres with two violins and a double bass. The result is a sound that can’t be specifically classified; instead, it’s a freestyle mix of jazz, country western, gypsy, and classical. Find more information and listen to songs on Time for Three’s website:
On our first day of class—September 16—our Professor notified us that Time for Three would be performing at Richardson Auditorium located right on our campus on March 7th 2012, and had contacted the Architecture School about students possibly helping with the stage set design in addition to smaller “pop-up” stage sets that would spring up around campus on the days leading up to the performance—as a way to drive ticket sales and publicity. After this initial discussion about our final design project, the class researched pop-up performances and began thinking about important stage design issues such as:
-HOW MANY PIECES? WHAT’S ACTUALLY FEASIBLE?
We planned to meet with Time for Three on October 14th in order to get a better idea of their thoughts and share some of our own questions, concerns, and ideas before moving forward to a preliminary design stage.