Although the interdisciplinary field of Soundscape was originally intended as a paradigm-shift for urban design, the process of designing the aural spatial signature of urban open spaces has not yet been made readily accessible to the designer in modes that align with architectural design procedures. This paper is part of an on-going investigation (Barakat, 2012; 2015; 2016a; 2016b) with the primary objective of developing a computational tool that generates qualitative aural spatial patterns and predicts the perceived aural spaces within an urban environment. The ultimate goals are to provide a spatial designer with 1) good estimated predictions of the patterns generated by the design, and 2) feedback for possible spatial alterations. To that end, this paper discusses the graphical representations of the mapping tool that are mediated by standard architectural processes and visual representation standards. These methods aim to show the spatial formation of the separate acoustic spaces that are centred on possible foreground signals, occurring within urban spaces.
Barakat, M. A. (2017, April). Graphical representation of sonic urban morphologies simulation interface for the design process. Paper presented at eCAADE RIS, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University