How Walt Disney Concert Hall Was Designed To Have Pitch Perfect Acoustics | Architectural Digest

  • čas přidán 23. 09. 2023
  • Today AD welcomes back architect Valery Augustin to tour Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles. Designed in 1987 by Frank Gehry, music runs through the veins of this building. A unique steel exterior houses an acoustically perfect auditorium designed by Yasuhisa Toyota and is home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Join Valery as he takes an in-depth look at how the concert hall pioneered new design techniques and became a true gift to the people of Los Angeles.
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    Director: Hiatt Woods
    Director of Photography: Grant Bell
    Editor: Alex Mechanik
    Host: Valery Augustin
    Producer: Skylar Economy
    Line Producer: Joe Buscemi
    Associate Producer: Josh Crowe
    Production Manager: Peter Brunette
    Production Coordinator: Kariesha Kidd
    Audio Engineer: Will Miller
    Production Assistant: Fernando Barajas
    Post Production Supervisor: Andrew Montague
    Post Production Coordinator: Holly Frew
    Supervising Editor: Christina Mankellow
    Assistant Editor: Andy Morell
    Colorist: Oliver Eid
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  • Jennifer Padilla
    Jennifer Padilla Před měsícem +225

    I love this man’s presentation style and voice. He’s great!!

    • Gideon Nartey
      Gideon Nartey Před měsícem +1

      I agree. Properly articulate

    • David Vizcarra
      David Vizcarra Před měsícem +1

      Couldn’t agree more. Even the speed and rhythm.

    • Joe Dee
      Joe Dee Před 25 dny +2

      I admire his presentation skills and I envy his ability to rock a large bright scarf

    • Luke Chen
      Luke Chen Před 6 dny

      very clear and articulate

  • Brian Olsen
    Brian Olsen Před měsícem +111

    I’ve had the honor of performing in this hall, and this video does a wonderful justice to it

  • Alise Robles
    Alise Robles Před měsícem +69

    Valery was my favorite professor at USC!!! I’m so glad he brings his knowledge and passion to the public. Well done!!

  • galaxy_mosaic
    galaxy_mosaic Před měsícem +30

    that was really great content (super thorough) and I enjoyed the presentation by the architect. it felt informative yet also personable. I also had an opportunity to perform in the concern hall. although I cannot speak to the pitch perfect aspects, the acoustics are very fine. I could hear someone coughing in the audience (middle of the mezzanine) sounded like they were just a few feet away. I also love that rose fountain in the garden and was delighted to hear the story of its origin. thank you

  • Pauline Dudley
    Pauline Dudley Před měsícem +6

    I love the walking tours! Also the Architectural Detail videos are so interesting and educational.

  • Dayvit78
    Dayvit78 Před 4 dny

    I'm very glad this architect took us inside. On many of the other episodes, they just show the outside. (The presentations are always fabulous, but you're missing half the design if you just look outside!)

  • James Lee
    James Lee Před měsícem +4

    More than a decade ago when I was visiting my aunt who lived in the neighborhood I walked around and in this building. And it brought me to tears. The first contemporary building to do so.

  • Joshua B
    Joshua B Před měsícem +8

    My father is a retired iron worker out of LA. He is very proud to have worked on this building.

  • Sarah Ofer
    Sarah Ofer Před měsícem +18

    Thanks, Valery, that was a fabulous tour of a magnificent building.

  • Sarah Fowler Wolfe
    Sarah Fowler Wolfe Před měsícem +5

    I loved this video. Valery did a phenomenal job presenting!

  • mathusalem
    mathusalem Před měsícem +1

    It takes my breath away!😮 his presentation and the genious of the designer are amazing!❤

  • A R
    A R Před 16 dny

    Wow what a cool human ! He’s so engaging and has such an incredible amount of knowledge and perspective that he covers soo seamlessly, loved this ! 🙌🏽💖

  • Claudia Mann
    Claudia Mann Před měsícem +5

    Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous video. An amazing amount of information and all the beautiful spaces. Hope I make it there to see this building.

  • BOI (Bricks of Intelligence) DESIGN STUDIO 智能積木創作室

    It's one of my favorite buildings in architecture. It's a very elegant design and amazing!

  • Scott Warren
    Scott Warren Před měsícem +3

    Valery could read a nutrition label and it would be just as fascinating as listening to him explain architecture. He's awesome!

  • Riccardo Sabatini
    Riccardo Sabatini Před měsícem +2

    In violin making, spruce (picea abies, picea armonica) is used for the upper soundboard and maple for the ribs and back. I'm not aware of the use of Douglas fir, perhaps they used it here for the wooden pipes of the organ.

  • Ilya Ganshin
    Ilya Ganshin Před měsícem +3

    One of the greatest videos on your channel!!! Giga impressive and informative!!!
    Btw cameraman did much better then in previous videos lol

  • Mister Ed
    Mister Ed Před měsícem +8

    Excellent presentation. Thank you!

  • AJ’s Green Thumb, LLC
    AJ’s Green Thumb, LLC Před měsícem +15

    Simply stunning architecture and the garden is the icing on the cake! That rose ribbon fountain is absolutely gorgeous!!! Just WOW!!

  • Sid
    Sid Před měsícem +25

    I love this guy's presentation

  • David J Gill
    David J Gill Před 14 dny +1

    Acoustics can't be perfect. Acoustics can be excellent or ideal, but not perfect. Different halls with excellent or ideal acoustics can sound very different, but none of them can be called perfect.

  • Duplessis Art
    Duplessis Art Před 15 dny

    Absolutely beautiful

  • Elaine Cannon
    Elaine Cannon Před měsícem

    Fantastic presentation. Incredible .

  • Alexa Varela
    Alexa Varela Před měsícem +1

    Incredible space and video! 👏🏻👏🏻 so interesting

  • Constantin
    Constantin Před měsícem +4

    Philharmonic halls always smell weird. I think it's probably the foam they use to prevent echoes.

  • Angela
    Angela Před 25 dny

    Interesting and beautiful presentation!

  • AJwithanAxe
    AJwithanAxe Před měsícem +1

    It would be really cool if your channel did a breakdown on avatar the last Airbender architecture there’s a lot to unpack there

  • Fergus
    Fergus Před 14 dny +1

    Great presentation. A beautiful building. Not a fan of that carpet, but what do I know?

  • ALBY
    ALBY Před měsícem +5

    Incredible 👏👏👏👏

  • IKB73
    IKB73 Před měsícem +1

    Guggenheim Bilbao isn't steel cladding its Titanium. The colors and light reflections are different and way better in my opinion.

  • Doc Holiday
    Doc Holiday Před měsícem +7

    incredibly beautiful!

  • TJ Jones
    TJ Jones Před měsícem +1

    this building is such a treat

  • Nehemiah Stewart
    Nehemiah Stewart Před měsícem +1


  • Nadia Gladys
    Nadia Gladys Před měsícem +15

    Woohooo! Way to go Uncle Val!!! ❤❤❤

  • Mike M
    Mike M Před měsícem

    Valery knows (his stuff), seems to. 👏👏👏

  • Women Fashion World
    Women Fashion World Před měsícem

    Amazing 🤩

  • Blair L.
    Blair L. Před měsícem

    That building is amazing

  • Caprice Madrid
    Caprice Madrid Před 29 dny

    Gehry is the Nagel of architecture

  • The Music Center
    The Music Center Před měsícem +5

    Such a beautiful day! ✨✨ Thanks for coming to see us!

  • Francisco Contreras
    Francisco Contreras Před měsícem +2

    Fantastic presentation

  • creolelady182
    creolelady182 Před měsícem

    incredible PRESENTATION BY Mr. Augustin

  • Youften
    Youften Před 13 dny

    carpet and seating cushion designs are the only things imo that i would get rid of. thats just me though, obviously for historical purposes it should still be preserved somehow, but they are the only element that feel very dated and cheap, while the rest is timeless and elegantly rich. in a way that makes me like it a bit, the audacity of doubling down on that design and covering the seating with it haha but nah, if it were me, it keep some of it for historical reasons and maybe frame a piece of it and get some more of that stone tile or another carpet.. idk interesting video nevertheless

    DEEPROT Před měsícem +6

    love it

  • perry roobay
    perry roobay Před měsícem

    most excellent. thank you.

  • Cianalee Martin
    Cianalee Martin Před měsícem

    That looks so cool

  • Irvans Augustin
    Irvans Augustin Před měsícem +1

    That was awesome

  • Jarno Pettersson
    Jarno Pettersson Před měsícem +5

    I visited this in my California visit during 2012

  • KDM
    KDM Před měsícem +7

    Haha you can clearly see they told him to tell the french fries hunger joke. I like this guy though

    • Jack Sins
      Jack Sins Před 26 dny

      For real, it was as clever ad.

  • Manuel Rivera
    Manuel Rivera Před měsícem

    “Incredibly unique” looks identical to a building we know .

  • Michael Forest
    Michael Forest Před měsícem

    We love Valery

  • jrak
    jrak Před měsícem +1

    One of the greatest buildings on earth .

  • luci
    luci Před měsícem

    3:55 Off topic but I love his outfit. I feel like it fits and matches the building. lol

  • Donna Fuller
    Donna Fuller Před měsícem +2


  • RAT
    RAT Před 2 dny

    A room that is "welcoming to all Angelinos" and "closed to everyone except doners who have given $185,000 or more" is classic California. Truly representative of liberalism in the United States.

  • Ezequiel Santos Martins
    Ezequiel Santos Martins Před měsícem +1

    Luuuv it

  • Miguel C11
    Miguel C11 Před měsícem +2

    Since when are instruments in the violin family made with Douglass Fir? I mean it’s probably possible but it’s not native to southern Europe where the viol family of instruments emerged

    • Riccardo Sabatini
      Riccardo Sabatini Před měsícem +1

      Normally spruce (picea abies, picea armonica) is used for the upper soundboard and maple for the sides and back, I never heard about Douglas fir in violin making. But, who knows? Everything is possible...

  • gridley
    gridley Před měsícem +1

    The multiple rounded interior surfaces in this bldg's auditorium don't fit the simple shoebox design associated with the historically, acoustically great halls of the world. Such a format (requiring modern engineering software & fabrication) technically wasn't possible generations ago. Although the Great Pyramids of Egypt, etc, were admittedly built centuries ago.

  • Mrs G
    Mrs G Před 9 hodinami

    The guy reminds me of Captain holt but less tense and intimidating

  • MrProy33
    MrProy33 Před měsícem

    Ironic, considering how off-pitch Disney has become when it comes to their fans.

  • greggy bada
    greggy bada Před měsícem +1

    was this the building that generated heat so much??? 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Red Cat Music
    Red Cat Music Před 12 dny

    this is the same architect of the Guggenheim Bilbao and he copy and pasted again but to be the Walt Disney Concert Hall

  • Sheila M.
    Sheila M. Před 28 dny

    Some videoclips are getting distorted, i wonder why it’s happening.

  • MissouriMatt54
    MissouriMatt54 Před měsícem

    Thank you for the video.

  • Carrie Purcell
    Carrie Purcell Před měsícem

    I wish I could use "sensuous curves" in a sentence and for it to feel natural.

  • Kailey Mo Becker
    Kailey Mo Becker Před měsícem

    Suspiciously similar exterior to the Weisman Museum in Minneapolis

      JCG PISCES Před měsícem +7

      Why would it be "suspiciously", since both building are designed by the same architect FRANK GEHRY.

    • Kailey Mo Becker
      Kailey Mo Becker Před měsícem +1

      @JCG PISCES I meant that as a bit tongue in cheek. Sorry for the confusion~

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    belkide com Před měsícem


  • shiva kiran reddy
    shiva kiran reddy Před měsícem

    take a shot for every time you hear clad

  • Christopher Casey
    Christopher Casey Před měsícem +2

    The building was to be a gift to the people of Los Angeles? Maybe, but only the rich ones.

    • Nathan Mailhot
      Nathan Mailhot Před měsícem +12

      I saw a performance there for $12. That's cheaper than a movie.

  • Ally & The Arts
    Ally & The Arts Před měsícem


  • Will Cook
    Will Cook Před měsícem

    I do not like that carpet lol

  • Talat Khan
    Talat Khan Před měsícem

    I want to ask u same thing about architecture

  • Valentin Lishkov
    Valentin Lishkov Před 8 dny

    Sheet Metal Segmental Elbows, Cones and other.

  • Apollo
    Apollo Před měsícem

    This exists?!😂

  • wheresmygrandson
    wheresmygrandson Před měsícem

    All Angelinos

  • M7mad
    M7mad Před měsícem


  • Morgan
    Morgan Před měsícem +2

    That carpet is hideous

  • Talat Khan
    Talat Khan Před měsícem


  • Talat Khan
    Talat Khan Před měsícem

    Are u able in WhatsApp

  • Talat Khan
    Talat Khan Před měsícem


  • Uisce Preston
    Uisce Preston Před měsícem

    And it's hideous, to boot.

    CSUCHDRP Před měsícem +3

    Disney 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢

  • Igor Yug
    Igor Yug Před měsícem

    first one

    • TheStockwell
      TheStockwell Před měsícem +4

      My heart goes out to your family and teachers. They were hoping you'd achieve more than this stupid "first" stuff. 😢

  • Chris P
    Chris P Před měsícem +3

    A modernist monstrosity