The Walter Project and Organ Case Architecture

Date January 27, 2018 14:59

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Anything I do seems to have a unique identity that emerges if I build enough of whatever it is I am building. I always wanted that to be true of the organs I built where there would be a design evolution that would produce a definable family of instruments. The eighteenth century country parish organs of Gottfried Silbermann definitely form a common design family.

I needed to evolve a unique structural architecture though for a common design language to emerge. I did this by employing parametric solids modeling in the design process of various projects that I could define as both cabinet and structure. I talk about one such project in this design blog entry.

Posted January 27, 2018 14:59


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In addition to managing my evening and weekend organ building workshop, I also work at the University of Minnesota.

People at the University encouraged me to write about my thoughts and experiences regarding design and engineering as they specifically relate to the work I do in the shop, so I started a blog.

Here I include links to entries about design topics specifically related to pipe organ building.

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