Special Issue "Indoor Soundscape: Integrating Sound, Experience and Architecture"
A special issue of Acoustics (ISSN 2624-599X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2019).
Interests: soundscape; architectural acoustics; subjective ratings of livingscapes; indoor environmental quality and management
Interests: environmental acoustics; building acoustics; soundscape; noise control
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The indoor soundscape framework includes built entities, sound environments, and the contextual experience of the user. This condensation of different aspects in one totalitarian approach has led to the design of this new research field. Through this perspective, users and their interactions with their environment become a dominant part of the evaluation process. These interactions reveal the details of how a space is used and perceived by occupants. In addition, spatial characteristics are very important for indoor sound environments and how sound behaves within a particular enclosure. Indeed, an enclosure is defined by walls, floor, and ceiling to be considered as an “indoor” space. Therefore, architectural and room acoustics theories provide an important base for understanding indoor sound behavior. Therefore, architectural characteristics, objective sound analysis, and subjective assessment of user perception and experience, together, show an overall approach addressing all variables of the indoor soundscaping framework.
This Special Issue aims to include original research that concentrates on soundscape analysis of indoor spaces, soundscape design of enclosed or semi-enclosed public spaces, acoustic comfort assessment of users, and the effects of architectural elements on overall sound environments. Methods on psychoacoustic and temporal analysis of sound environment and soundscape perception analysis through questionnaires and interviews are within the scope of this Special Issue. Studies concentrating on the different measurement and analysis methods of the sound environment and human perception, in addition to studies on enclosed private and public spaces, such as transportation, residential, educational, and recreational buildings, as well as health care facilities, offices, restaurants, and shopping spaces, are all welcome.
Prof. Jian Kang
Dr. Papatya Nur Dökmeci Yörükoğlu
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- Soundscape of enclosed and semi-enclosed environments
- Effects of architectural elements on acoustic formations
- Improving the quality of indoor livingscape for the users
- Archisonic analysis
- Acoustic comfort in public spaces
- Quality of experience within built environments
- Indoor soundscaping methods and tools
- Questionnaire design and indoor soundwalks
- Recording, measurement, and modeling of indoor sound environments