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Designing with an open ear

Architectures of Sound

BIRKHÄUSER

    59,95 € / $68.99 / £49.99*

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    Publication Date:
    2017
    To be published:
    March 2018
    ISBN
    978-3-0356-1325-4
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    Overview

    • Introduction to and design aid for acoustic design
    • Suitable for application to individual buildings through to urban design
    • Based on research at the Audio Communication Department of Berlin Technical University

    Aims and Scope

    Architects are used to designing visually. In order to expand their basic design tools, this book explores the interactions between sound, space, hearing, and architecture. To this end, the author uses contemporary and historic buildings and projects, but also fictional, philosophical, and theoretical approaches – the idea is not only to define sound as a source, but also as an instrument of architectural space. By introducing a metatheory of "critical hearing", designers are able to acoustically test their projects and contribute to their design with auditive input, already at the design stage.

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    240 pages
    BIRKHÄUSER
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Specialist Text

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    Michael Fowler

    Alumnus of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

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