Crescendo

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Crescendo is “the loudest point reached in a gradually increasing sound.” Similar to a crescendo, decibels of sound gradually increase as we travel down in the building. The underground club is the loudest part of the building, and Music Therapy Pavilions on the rooftop is the most quiet. Situated in the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, the underground nightclub aims to make 300 people feel like they are in another world, providing an escape from their ordinary lives through loud sounds, synth-pop and psychedelic music, lighting, projections, and various visually appealing spaces. By building the stage resembling a portal and using different projections that move to the beat of the music, along with the acoustic tetrahedrons in the dance floor, the club makes its patrons feel like they have transported into different world. For the Parametric Pavilions, the sine waves gradually get higher as we travel down, similar to the building itself. Thus, the Pavilions embody the sound in the building.