“Joel Sanders and Karen Van Lengen should run for office. They’re two of few leaders we can think of who practice what they preach.”
So says a new article about the architects in the magazine Interior Design. EAR Studio agrees! Sanders and Van Lengen’s new Sound Lounge at the University of Virginia School of Architecture’s Campbell Hall plays with and into the increasing tendency toward public withdrawal facilitated by devices such as iPods. Now students can share private soundscapes in public, using specials sorts of sound booths situated throughout the common space of the building. You can read more in Interior Design or on Sanders’ website.
Ben collaborated with Sanders and Van Lengen in 2006 on Mix House for the Open House: Intelligent Living by Design show at the Vitra Design Museum, Art Center, LA. Check out Mix House for another great example of thoughtfully and playfully sound building.