• What Is Soundscape and What Does It Have to Do with Architecture?

    1 month ago - By Arch Daily

    Soundscape / Mandai Architects. Image © Akihide Mishima
    At the Four Seasons restaurant in New York, designed by Philip Johnson and Mies van der Rohe in the iconic Seagram Building , a rectangular pool played the leading role in the space, highlighted by four trees planted in pots at each of the vertices. The soft noise made by the water became consecrated. In addition to giving the hall some personality, it served to absorb the sounds of conversations among tables. Just as the way that light enters a space, or how interior landscapes are perceived, sound is one more characteristic of an...
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