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Architectures of sound : acoustic concepts and parameters for architectural design

Author: Michael D Fowler
Publisher: Basel : Birkhäuser, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Additional Physical Format: (GyWOH)har175012747
(GyWOH)har175012748
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Fowler
ISBN: 9783035613223 3035613222
OCLC Number: 1017661388
Language Note: In English.
Description: 202 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Prelude : Sounding city --
An architecture of the ear : Organs of hearing ; Membranes ; Vibrations --
On auditory scale : Boxes ; Dimensions ; Continuum --
Dumb holes and the acoustic horizon : Grid ; Form ; Materiality ; Program ; Texture ; Structure ; Hole --
The taxonomy of a meta-theory : Sound-space ; Aural architecture ; Soundscape ; Critical listening --
Re-hearing icons of Architecture I : Notation ; Tuning ; Pause/play ; Ad infinitum --
Re-hearing icons of Architecture II : Continuous ; Above ; Discontinuous --
Acoustic futures : Sound house ; Sound plan ; Order --
"Like Quail Clucking . . ." --
Postlude : Wang's dream.
Responsibility: Michael Fowler.
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