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dc.contributor.advisor Abreu e Lima, Daniele Al-Ali, Mohammed 2019-11-28T03:16:41Z 2019-11-28T03:16:41Z 2019 2019
dc.description.abstract In our age of sensory experience and understanding, iconographic rhetoric is arguably the primary medium used to seduce our perception. We ornament and adorn architecture superfluously to satisfy the eye. What of the ear? Over time, it is evident to see that architects have lost their connection and insight into the realm of sound, and yet we as humans are able to experience and distinguish a vast spectrum of sound frequency; so why not alter our approach to architecture to accommodate for our acute and powerful sense of audition? Thus, architecture needs to rediscover this sensory dimension to generate a more inclusive and evocative design. Historically, aural design has been a catalyst in architecture in producing spaces that bathe in resonance and reverberance to achieve a sense of absolute immersion with the architectural form. It was eras of preliteracy that were coupled with exceptional acoustic logic; and it was not until oral traditions transformed into visual ones, that the primacy of sound sensitive criteria was retrospective (Sheridan & Lengen, 2013). It is then essential to rebirth this ancient knowledge of aurality and its influence on form and identity. Thus, the thesis intends to explore how sound can be used as a design generator to create architectural form reflective of an identity or place. The research will harness a sound sample that resonates with a locale, which will then influence the architectural space. Understanding the nature of sound will also reflect the process of acoustic exploration and the manipulation of sound parameters to create form. In doing so this will allow architects to create visceral spaces once again. The outcome of this thesis will portray an architectural solution generated primarily by sound. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Sonic Architecture en_NZ
dc.subject Aural Architecture en_NZ
dc.subject Sonic Spaces en_NZ
dc.subject Aural Spaces en_NZ
dc.subject Architecture and Sound en_NZ
dc.title Sacrosanct & Sound en_NZ
dc.type text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Architecture en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ Architecture en_NZ Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ Masters en_NZ Master of Architecture (Professional) en_NZ
dc.rights.license Creative Commons GNU GPL en_NZ 2019-11-14T03:51:16Z
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 120101 Architectural Design en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 120103 Architectural History and Theory en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 120107 Landscape Architecture en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 120199 Architecture not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 190504 Performance and Installation Art en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 190599 Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrctoa 1 PURE BASIC RESEARCH en_NZ

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