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An architectural approach to the Soundwalk method

Barakat, Merate


Merate Barakat
Senior Lecturer in Computational Architecture


A series of on-site surveys are conducted to observe possible qualitative aural pattern formations by using spatial measurements as fundamental parameters. The method assimilates the Soundwalk technique and the Relative Approach from the fields of soundscape and psychoacoustics, respectively. Soundwalking is an in situ technique typically used in soundscape research that can be designed to satisfy different research aims. It is a method that is highly dependent on the participating listener and the expected results. The Relative Approach is a method that considers the human response. These two site analysis methods are integrated within a customary architectural site-survey proposed to map the sonic morphology of urban spaces.


Barakat, M. (2016, July). An architectural approach to the Soundwalk method. Paper presented at Sonic Environments

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name Sonic Environments
Start Date Jul 10, 2016
End Date Jul 11, 2016
Acceptance Date Jun 3, 2016
Publication Date Jul 10, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 13-20
Keywords soundwalk method, relative approach, architectural survey, urban case study
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Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Sonic Environements


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