The House of Music and Music Drama, MUMUTH for short, is a premiere music venue at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz in Austria. The building, designed by Amsterdam-based UNStudio, is based on a “spring structure” idea. The volumetric organization aligns with the program and shifts from a box volume containing the auditorium, to a free-flowing and organic volume for circulation and public spaces. The exterior skin brings a repetition and rhythm that is enhanced with changes in light and sheen, providing a unique element. The identity for the house by Austria-based Moodley picks up on some of the aesthetic and ideology of the building’s design. The amoebic logo is “young, fresh, incomplete, unpolished, in motion” and complements the bulging façade of the building. Rather than selecting a single color or color palette for the identity, the varying colors in gradients also connotes an idea of free-flow and organic structure similar to the volumetric organization.
Through similar ideas and applications, both UNStudio and Moodley devised a cohesive solution for the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Check out more work at the brand new UNStudio website and visit Moodley to see an enormous body of work in branding, publishing, packaging, and digital. If you’re still interested in reading more, check out Dezeen‘s story on the building’s opening.