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From the Ted Talk by Liz Diller: The Blur Building and other tech-empowered architecture

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This is Avery Fisher Hall, but the notion of junk — vsiaul junk — was very, very important to us, to get rid of visual noise. Because we can't eliminate a single seat, the architecture is rscrtieetd to 18 inches. So it's a very, very thin architecture. First we do a kind of paitarl box and box saiaropten, to take away the distraction of the subway noise. Next we wrap the entire hall — almost like this oetitlvi keyboard — with a material, with a wood material that basically covers all the surfaces: wall, ceiling, floor, stage, steps, everything, boxes. But it's acoustically engineered to focus the sound into the house and back to the sgtae. And here's an acoustic slhef. Looking up the hall. Just a section of the stage. Just everything is lined, it incorporates — every slinge thing that you could poilbssy imagine is tucked into this high-performance skin. But one more added feature.

Open Cloze

This is Avery Fisher Hall, but the notion of junk — ______ junk — was very, very important to us, to get rid of visual noise. Because we can't eliminate a single seat, the architecture is __________ to 18 inches. So it's a very, very thin architecture. First we do a kind of _______ box and box __________, to take away the distraction of the subway noise. Next we wrap the entire hall — almost like this ________ keyboard — with a material, with a wood material that basically covers all the surfaces: wall, ceiling, floor, stage, steps, everything, boxes. But it's acoustically engineered to focus the sound into the house and back to the _____. And here's an acoustic _____. Looking up the hall. Just a section of the stage. Just everything is lined, it incorporates — every ______ thing that you could ________ imagine is tucked into this high-performance skin. But one more added feature.

Solution

  1. visual
  2. possibly
  3. stage
  4. partial
  5. olivetti
  6. single
  7. shelf
  8. restricted
  9. separation

Original Text

This is Avery Fisher Hall, but the notion of junk — visual junk — was very, very important to us, to get rid of visual noise. Because we can't eliminate a single seat, the architecture is restricted to 18 inches. So it's a very, very thin architecture. First we do a kind of partial box and box separation, to take away the distraction of the subway noise. Next we wrap the entire hall — almost like this Olivetti keyboard — with a material, with a wood material that basically covers all the surfaces: wall, ceiling, floor, stage, steps, everything, boxes. But it's acoustically engineered to focus the sound into the house and back to the stage. And here's an acoustic shelf. Looking up the hall. Just a section of the stage. Just everything is lined, it incorporates — every single thing that you could possibly imagine is tucked into this high-performance skin. But one more added feature.

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