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Graphical representation of sonic urban morphologies simulation interface for the design process (2017)
Presentation / Conference
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

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 mod... Read More about Graphical representation of sonic urban morphologies simulation interface for the design process.

Aural spatial mapping tool: Constraining the signal sphere of influence validation (WIP) (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Barakat, M. (2016, July). Aural spatial mapping tool: Constraining the signal sphere of influence validation (WIP). Paper presented at SummerSim 16

This paper is part of an on-going investigation with the primary objective of developing a computational modeling tool for urban design that generates qualitative aural spatial patterns. The architect is the target user of this computational tool.... Read More about Aural spatial mapping tool: Constraining the signal sphere of influence validation (WIP).

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

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 so... Read More about An architectural approach to the Soundwalk method.

Emerging urban aural patterns: Finding connections between emergence in architecture and soundscape eEcology (2016)
Journal Article
Barakat, M., & Weinstock, M. (2016). Emerging urban aural patterns: Finding connections between emergence in architecture and soundscape eEcology

Cities are dynamic, spatial and material systems that exhibit power scaling and selfsimilarity across a range of scales. Spatial designers are informed by mathematical and biological systems and use concepts and processes abstracted from them to anal... Read More about Emerging urban aural patterns: Finding connections between emergence in architecture and soundscape eEcology.

Towards sonic urban morphologies: A modeling Nexus (WIP) (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Barakat, M. (2015, July). Towards sonic urban morphologies: A modeling Nexus (WIP). Paper presented at SummerSim 15

This paper is part of an ongoing research investigating the potential for creating a tool that integrates the theoretical spatial and soundscape design connections, to aid spatial designers when considering sound as a primary driver for urban design.... Read More about Towards sonic urban morphologies: A modeling Nexus (WIP).

Urban acoustic simulation: Analysis of urban public spaces through auditory senses (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Barakat, M. (2012, September). Urban acoustic simulation: Analysis of urban public spaces through auditory senses. Paper presented at eCAADe 2012

This paper explores the sonic characteristics of urban spaces, with the application of apprehending acoustic space and form theory. The theory defines auditory spaces as acoustical arenas, which are spaces defined and delineated by sonic events. Hist... Read More about Urban acoustic simulation: Analysis of urban public spaces through auditory senses.

The calibration of an aural spatial mapping tool using an architectural approach to the soundwalk method: A validation study
Presentation / Conference
Barakat, M. A. The calibration of an aural spatial mapping tool using an architectural approach to the soundwalk method: A validation study. Presented at Acoustical society of America

A series of on-site surveys are conducted as part of the validation process of a research seeking to create a tool that integrates the theoretical spatial and soundscape design concepts, to aid architects when considering sound as a design driver for... Read More about The calibration of an aural spatial mapping tool using an architectural approach to the soundwalk method: A validation study.

Space, Sound, Sensation
Digital Artefact
Meraz, F., & Barakat, M. (2019). Space, Sound, Sensation

Space, Sound, Sensation will consist of a site-specific, interactive sound installation, open to the you free of charge across three days. The installation will be a space in which sound will vary in response to the audience's movements within it. Th... Read More about Space, Sound, Sensation.


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