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Issue 7.2

Acoustic Tectonics 

This paper presents the idea, investigation, and proposition of acoustic tectonics in architecture. The research is based on biogenic material dynamic processes, focusing on the two opposing natural cycles of growth and decay. The results of these processes are studied and it is argued that they enable a theoretical and practical basis for acoustic tectonics in architecture. The theoretical and experimental studies present novel auditory and visual characteristics from the material transformation process instrumental for architectural tectonic articulation. The academic research is based on literary studies and case studies. The experimental research is based on material, prototyping, observational, and acoustic measurement studies focused on poplar wood’s natural decay and mycelium composites’ growth.

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