Ryerson University Master of Architecture thesis. Forget everything you know about space being physical, instead think of it as metaphysical, more: ontological - having to do with 'being'. When sound reacts with tectonic form the result is an array of intersubjective conceptions of space, in the ontological sense. How does thunder outside make you act or feel? How does a serene and silent indoor space make you act or feel? How do your actions or feelings change when a strange or uneasy or out-of-place sound occurs? Architecture is the social substrate for spaces to be built upon and within, at the behest of the dynamic sonic environment.
The depth of field effect in this video is meant to frustrate your visual faculties, instead causing you to rely on your ears to determine your architectural surroundings. At certain points a still image occurs with a foreign sound to the original environment. These are attempts at causing you to formulate different ontological spaces within you mind or subconscious. How do you feel when they occur? Do they reconstitute the meaning of the building or cause it to become ambiguous? Sound is a very powerful tool that can be applied to architecture for the intentional design of spaces that are able to affect humanity at an existential level. Sound shapes space.
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