Gallery: Tidal Resonance Chamber Makes Space for Contemplation


Adjacent to the outstanding LEED Platinum Center for Urban Waters in Tacoma, Washington, sits an exceptional new installation. Designed through a collaboration between artist Robert M Horner and earth builder Bly Windstorm, The Tidal Resonance Chamber is a “lab” created to study the tidal forces that have shaped the space between land and sea. Similar to the Sound Chamber we featured earlier this year, the project is inspires its users to connect the built environment with the natural in an intimate and contemplative way. Made from rammed earth walls set on a concrete foundation, the space not only introduces sustainable construction methods and materials, but it is also able to evoke the mission of the center by reinterpreting the site’s relationship to the neighboring waterway.

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  1. Holcim Awards December 27, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Wonderful use of one of my all time favorite materials, rammed earth. This is an incredible way to connect people with natural forces. It would make an ideal submission to the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction and have a good shot at winning some of the $2 million USD in prize money.

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