Special Issue "Soundscape in Architecture"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2020.
Interests: strategic noise planning; noise action plans; urban noise; road and airport environmental noise; ground borne noise and vibration; soundscaping; metro and tramway airborne and ground borne noise; noise barriers and floating slabs for transportation infrastructure
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Interests: sound studies, soundscape, sound effects, sound object, room acoustics, building acoustics, strategic noise planning; noise action plans, sound and noise mapping, architectural sound design, urban sound design, sound sketch, perception of sound, ambiances
For almost 20 years, the application of Directive 2002/49 on environmental noise has enforced a large number of construction stakeholders (architects, engineers, urban planners, artists) to make proposals in order to desing the sound environment by considering all the sound sources as perceived by a population. The concept of soundscape then became for the whole community a qualitative way to manage the sound environment when the sources are not all noise synonymous. Soundscape and Architecture is a special issue which then wishes to gather major publications on projects and achievements, which, from a theoretical and practical point of view, make innovative proposals on this issue : publishers expect a series of scientists papers who show the close links that architecture has with the soundscape. The area covered by the architecture of course refers to the buildings and its surroundings, but this special issue also wants to read proposals on the design of outdoor spaces and especially public spaces. The soundscape is analyzed according to its quantitative and qualitative dimensions and the proposed papers will highlight their multidisciplinary approaches (engineering sciences, building sciences, human and social sciences). Particular attention will be given to papers that show how architecture is constructed and drawn by soundscapes but also how soundscapes are produced and shaped by architecture. Finally, the special issue also aims to gather articles in different cultural and geographical contexts (on the 5 continents), be it at the scale of a building, a district, a city and/or a megalopolis.
Prof. Dr. Vogiatzis Konstantinos
Dr. Remy Nicolas
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