For millennia, people have striven to command acoustics through architecture by creating sound chambers. One of the latest attempts at such a sound chamber comes from Studio Gang, with an installation called 'The Hive'. It consists of three massive domes built out of tubes of wound paper, and each of those domes is a different size — imparting a unique acoustic quality to their interior spaces.
Studio Gang designed and built The Hive in the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, as part of the museum's Summer Block Party. The centerpiece exhibit's tallest dome fills the atrium of the museum, reaching 56.5 feet high, and Studio Gang used 2,551 paper tubes in all to create the structures. Throughout the summer, The Hive will host events like DJed dance parties and yoga sessions.