Mark

Yazd City - Iran

Tower of Silence


Project :  Architects /Musician Collaboration
Location : Confidential
Client : Confidential 
Status : On going




















Infinity
There is an obvious interconnectedness between Architecture, the body and sound. They are all also subject to rhythms and cycles - melody & noise, day & night, life & death.

Discussing these themes we were drawn to Towers of Silence. Towers of Silence house the Zoroastrian burial process. The dead are laid out within the circular tower, where the flesh is consumed by vultures. The organic body is recycled back into nature, the soul having departed.


It is a fascinating and extreme precedent of the relationship between Architecture, body and sound. It can be seen as a morbid symbol of loss and the grotesque. However equally symbolises rebirth, reuse and euphoria.







         
                                                                 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

The design is based upon prefabricated concrete sections that we have repurposed to form an acoustic wall, performance space and intimate listening chambers. The intention of this material choice is to create a ubiquitous design that could be easily implemented anywhere