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SON-O-HOUSE
NOX, 2000-2004
Ekkersrijt 5600, Son

ARCHITECT(URAL OFFICE):
NOX

PROJECT ARCHITECT:
Lars Spuybroek

ARTIST:
Edwin van der Heide

BUILDING TYPE:
Monumental art

PUBLICATIONS:
de Architect 2004-2; Architectural Design 2005-1; Architecture + Urbanism 2005-1; Nox - Machining Architecture, 2004; Jaarboek 2004-2005
Is it art or architecture? This thought must cross the minds of many visiting this pavilion, a joint venture between architect Lars Spuybroek and composer and sound artist Edwin van der Heide, on an industrial estate near Eindhoven. The only correct answer is a counter-question: what difference does it make? Son-O-House is a network of sound sculptures and spaces assembled from curved steel sections and steel netting meshed together using a minimum of means, a three-dimensional network that caters to all the senses. If anything is space art, this is it. The computer played a key role throughout, from designing the pavilion to manufacturing the steel ribs and generating the sound sculptures.