Design

The approach to design was based in the idea of space as not empty, as a field of relations, of matter-energy (as it will be explained through this thesis). This research developed a set of aural architecture design methods based in acoustic resonance, dynamic relation and energetic geometry. As it will be unfolded throughout this thesis, aural architecture design is a mode of practice to be engaged in, to create relationships between humans and non-humans, more than to design and build a formal object. This will be discussed further on the topic Space as Field.

A relevant aspect in my approach to design was that site-specific aural elements (such as background sounds or imperceptible sounds) were used as a material to design aural architecture. In some case studies, field recordings were used as sound matter. In other case studies the aural architecture design was focused on how the natural acoustics of the site could activate spatial potentials and interconnections.

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