URBAN SPACE AND RESONANCE DESIGN
Architectural space is traditionally registered by pedestrian flow and the diffusion of light. The use of intended, shaped sound is largely unpracticed in defining architectural space – so uses of sound are not as well-codified as those of light.
What natural sound does an interior project? How does the sound contribute to a sense of the space? How does typical acoustic treatment (sound damping) alter perceptions of the space? How might enhanced, intrinsic sound contribute practically and aesthetically to a space?
Sounding The City, a series of virtual installations, explores these and other related issues while offering resonance designs crafted from recordings made of site ambience.
Designs may be listened to on-site via mp3 playback to compare extracted resonance and the sonic design with qualities of the site. Listened to off-site they serve as spatial fragments and a resonant music evocative of a site's unique harmonic presence.