An Ode to Apollo - Series of inhabitable music chambers
Designed by Matthew Simpson, 'An Ode to Apollo' won the Interior Architecture Category in the Global Design Graduate Show in collaboration with Gucci 2020.
"I am a young, highly conscientious interdisciplinary architectural practitioner in pursuit of pastures new. Equipped with an unusually eclectic repertoire, and unflagging curiosity; I am more than eager to inaugurate my as of yet nascent professional career" - Matthew Simpson
An Ode to Apollo by Matthew Simpson 3 (2020) by Matthew SimpsonGlobal Design Graduate Show
‘An Ode to Apollo’ is a centre for research in acoustics and musical production, platforming both creative and scientific studies of sound.
In defiance of the unrelenting roar of the neighbouring elevated-railway, the facility is a prototype in how we might occupy such acoustically-challenged pockets of the built environment.
Contained within this architecture of attenuation, a series of inhabitable music chambers celebrate and amplify the weird and wonderful dynamics of sound and space.
An Ode to Apollo by Matthew Simpson 10 (2020) by Matthew SimpsonGlobal Design Graduate Show
"Since having completed my undergraduate degree at the Bartlett UCL and competing in the 2020 Artsthread GDGS, I have continued to push myself to grow as a person, thinker, and designer."
"The experience of being involved in the GDGS remains an invaluable moment to me and an opportunity for which I continue to be extremely grateful. I wish nothing but the best of luck to those putting their best foot forward this year. Godspeed." - Matthew Simpson
FIRST NAME: MATTHEW
LAST NAME: SIMPSON
UNIVERSITY / COLLEGE: THE BARTLETT UCL
COURSE / PROGRAM: ARCHITECTURE BSC
SPECIALISMS: ARCHITECTURE / FILM
WEBSITE: An Ode to Apollo by Matthew Simpson