Invitation to Mans World 2017 exhibition


We have been invited to show a selection of sculptures at this years Mans World exhibition at Stage One in Zurich, Switzerland. The exhibition will run from 2nd till 5th of February 2017.

Short film for UNESCO regional center, Bahrain


On the occasion of the nomination of the project for the Aga Khan Award 2016 we have created a short film to illuminate the background and concept of the project. The Arab Regional Center for World Heritage, Bahrain – short documentation of concept and background of the project. from Studio Jan Henrik Hansen on Vimeo.

Nomination for the Aga Khan Award


The Arab Regional Center for World Heritage in Bahrain, UNESCO has been nominated for the Aga Kahn Award for Architecture 2016.

Lecture at TU Graz


On 25th November 2015 Jan Henrik Hansen was invited to give a lecture on the subject of “Sound to Space” at the TU Graz for students and professors of both chairs of architecture and music.

Completion of bakery, Gandiole, Sénégal


We have received theses images of the completed bakery in Gandiole, in the north of Sénégal, Africa. For the “Boulangerie Artisanale” a specifically designed and locally poured stone forms a layer, which connects the commercial and private zones, while still providing a suitable boundary. The orientations of the stones were informed by an african drum rhythm.

Musically informed railing for Badminton Hall, Lagnau


For the Badminton Hall in Langnau am Albis, Switzerland, designed by Jan Henrik Hansen Architects, the studio contributed a musically informed railing. Six characteristic types of hits in the game of Badminton have been represented as curves and overlayed for two staircase railings in the Badmintonhalle Langnau. In their repetition they form a motive representing the uncountable hits  Read More »

Experiments with Fonts


For our new Identity Armin Seltz is doing studies on how to translate letters into each other.

Facade for Apartment building in Zurich


For the Apartment bulding on the Zurichberg by Jan Henrik Hansen Architects, the custom made aluminium facade has been musically informed. The various angles of the profile that gives the facade its characteristic quality, have been shaped by music. In order to let the surfaces of the volume respond to light and environment through their  Read More »

Article Metron 28


Jan was invited to write an article on music and architecture in metron’s annual print publication. Download PDF.

Lecture ZHAW


Jan held a lecture on his work and the relationship of music and architecture on 26th March 2013 at the blaue Saal / ZHAW Winterthur.

Grafik 12


Jan was invited to show some of his sculptures at Grafik 12, Maag Event Hall, Zurich

UNESCO Arab Regional Center for World Heritage inaugurated


H.E Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa inaugurated the Arab Regional Center for World Heritage (ARC-WH). The Center’s inauguration came  in April a month dedicated to the” Heritage” theme as part of the events celebrating Manama as Capital of the Arab Culture 2012. Present at the ceremony were the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shaikh Khalid  Read More »

Lecture BFH Burgdorf


Jan was invited to give a lecture on his work at the BFH Burgdorf on October 14th 2011 and presented new projects.

Exhibition Zurich Manegg


On June 25th 2011 Henrik showed a number of works in the “Schaulager” at Sihl Manegg Areal, Zurich where we usually mainly store sculptures. In the evening the event turned into a party among material pieces of music and went deep into the night. Thanks a lot to all people involved in making this happen  Read More »

Article Numero Magazine


Article on Material Music by Duscher Tang, Numero Magazine , Shanghai, May 2011

Johnnie Walker Shanghai


Work for a Sculpture at the Johnny Walker House, Shanghai. In collaboration with Felix Dejardins, Pop Sigma, Shanghai.

Lecture at HSZ-T


Jan has been invited by Christoph Schindler and Kyeni Mbiti to give a lecture on his work on 8.3.2011 at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences / ZHAW.

Lecture Digital Crafting


Jan has been invited to give a lecture on his work and strategies at the digital crafting seminar on Jan. 19th, Aarhus, Denmark. The workshop/seminar is in relation to the Digital Crafting network:



Interview P. Neubaecker


Peter Neubaecker, inventor of Melodyne, the leading software for audio editing invited me to contribute to his interview with an image of a “Klangform”. Download PDF here.

Digital Production


Articel on Material Music and the Bassline Sculpture in Digital Production Magazine, 3/2010 Download PDF Version

Lecture at Royal Academy


Henrik was invited to give a lecture about his work at the Royal Academy of fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Exhibition at SAM


Materialize Music – Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel 12. – 17. Januar 2010 Photography by Alfonso Smith. See more here.

Jojo Mayer, Vicent Goei + Jan Henrik Hansen at SAM


Jojo Mayer played live and gave a lecture on “Music and Architecture” at the Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel. Visuals by Vicent Goei, MusicSculptures by Jan Henrik Hansen, Pictures by Click for video documentary on SIA presents : JOJO MAYER LIVE at SAM – A lecture on Architecture and Music SIA >> Swiss Architecture  Read More »



Article on concerts and the related exhibition on Music and Architecture at SAM / Swiss Architecture Museum, January 2010 Peter Zumthor explainig his architectural project that formed a basis for the composition of David Sonton Caflish.

Vanity Fair


Article on first materialialisations of music.



Article on the development of the Onesense Concept, by Chris Knipping, Hekmag Magazine, 2006 Download PDF Version

FFF Book


A Documentation of the related works from 1999 – 2006. Copyright 2006 by Jan Henrik Hansen. Download PDF version