Binaural Architecture: Sonic Compositions of Everyday Spaces

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Creator: 

Brett, Emily Rae

Date: 

2015

Abstract: 

Sound has the ability to affect people in a positive or negative manner: physiologically, psychologically, cognitively and behaviourally, at all times and in all places. Architecture plays a key role in shaping sound, and in defining a soundscape. Architectural discourse is often dominated by visual design while the aural architecture becomes a result of the visual decisions, despite that all five senses are important to the experience of a space. Designing our soundscapes, both inside and out, is essential to creating environments which are conducive to their intended function, and not negatively effecting inhabitants. This thesis will investigate the often neglected aural qualities of architecture in order to conceptualize design solutions which engage the auditory sensory system in a positive manner. A tuned soundscape can then be proposed, exploring material and design manipulations, which help to create a more beneficial and enriching environment.

Subject: 

Architecture

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Architecture: 
M.Arch.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Architecture

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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