Generation of Architectural Designs Using Soundscapes: First Findings
* Presenting author
Architectural design process contains a crucial stage called "insight", in which the vital creative phase of the design process begins. Additionally, “design fixation”, or simply designing from external stimuli, has been one of the most common methods to approach this phase. Sound as external stimuli for designing, has been used in many historical cases. However, it has never been considered as a design engine for inhabited interior environments. For this reason, some experiments were taken in our Architecture School designing from a soundscape. This poster will present the first findings of this approach as well as defining the following steps towards a comprehensive study of this phenomena. A first exposition of the background idea in the framework of architectural acoustics representation will be presented. Secondly, the demonstration of the wide range of design possibilities of this method will be shown. Finally, it is going to be exposed the description of the future study.