Generation of Architectural Designs Using Soundscapes: an Educational Case Study
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Architectural design process contains a crucial stage called "insight", in which the vital creative phase of the design process begins. Additionally, “design fixation”, or simply designing from external stimuli, has been one of the most common methods to approach this phase. Sound as external stimuli for designing, has been used in many historical cases. However, it has never been considered as a design engine for inhabited interior environments. For this reason, some experiments were taken designing from a soundscape. This paper will present an educational experience at Faculty of Architecture in RWTH Aachen University. The main features -such as active learning process, project-based workshop or decodification of spatial perception- will be highlighted.