Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Studio Critics: Gerardo Caballero and Gustavo Cardon
Cadenza explores the architectural potential of tango music and uses the staccato and legato phrasings of the musical notation as a way to generate space. In doing so, the spatial quality of the interior takes on a rather unique character, as the galleries begin to overlap and connect visually and spatially with other parts of the museum through large atrium spaces. The project was designed during a four-month study abroad semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is sited in the San Telmo neighborhood, which is well-known throughout the city for its famous connections to tango.