“Urbanism in the House”…Order it online at Stupido.
Lesson / Koan : Very few buildings sing for the public…too many buildings sing solely for the architect.
A video below with music and narration made for the NEWLY DRAWN exhibition. It’s a double track affair combining “the history of urban planning in 2 minutes and 33 seconds set to music” in the form of U = Utopia and the low carbon club anthem More = Less, based on NOW office’s work for Low2No / Sitra on sustainable urbanism.
Tuomas Toivonen is a Helsinki-based architect, performer and musician. Whether constructing analog monoliths in a club setting or giving musical lectures in art galleries, his musical work investigates the structural, suggestive and communicational potential of music, voice and text. The lyrics are compact observations and analyses, and read like spoken diagrams, narrative perspectives, or musical manifestos.
Tuomas Toivonen should be invited to architecture schools around the globe. On many levels his practice, theories & collaborations are a model for designers concerned with spaceship earth.
NOW is a Helsinki-based practice operating in the joint fields of architecture, urbanism, strategy, design and communication. The scale and scope of the work extends from city to object, from strategy to detail.