The Orbit Pavilion Structure Uses Satellite Tracking Data From NASA

 - Jan 22, 2016
References: studiokca & archdaily
StudioKCA, an architectural and design practice based in the Brooklyn area of New York City, has developed an incredibly fascinating pavilion structure that is designed to reflect the trajectory of satellites orbiting the Earth using innovative audio.

The Orbit Pavilion is inspired by the simple experience of putting a shell to your ear to hear the sea. The structure makes use of actual satellite tracking data -- shared by none other than NASA -- to figure out the orbital location of the sound representing a particular satellite.

The Orbit Pavilion structure is a great example of how architecture can be about far more than just habitation and functionality, and can be used for educational purposes.