On the Opportunities of the Soundscape Approach to Revitalise Acoustics Training in Undergraduate Architectural Courses

Xiao, Jieling and Aletta, Francesco and Ali-MacLachlan, Islah (2022) On the Opportunities of the Soundscape Approach to Revitalise Acoustics Training in Undergraduate Architectural Courses. Sustainability, 14 (4). p. 1957. ISSN 2071-1050

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Abstract

Soundscape research has been gaining prominence in studies on the built environment. The soundscape concept is defined as the acoustic environment as perceived and/or understood by a person in context. Compared with traditional building acoustics, the soundscape concept brings interesting perspectives—but also challenges—for undergraduate architectural curricula, where it tries to strike a balance between qualitative and quantitative methodologies, a theoretical approach that in the context of soundscape studies it is often referred to as ‘triangulation’. Starting from real-world higher education courses, the aim of this paper is to examine how the soundscape approach can be integrated into teaching building acoustics at the undergraduate level in architectural courses. Methods such as soundwalks, acoustic measurements, and computational simulations that are commonly used in soundscape research are introduced in educational projects as tools for students to experience, analyse, and articulate the narrative around the sound environment to inform their design concepts and details.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/su14041957
Dates:
DateEvent
4 February 2022Accepted
9 February 2022Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: soundscape; acoustics; architectural education; pedagogy; architectural practice
Subjects: CAH13 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01-01 - architecture
CAH13 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01-02 - building
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham School of Architecture and Design
Depositing User: Jieling Xiao
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2022 14:05
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2022 14:05
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12956

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