Acoustic Caves

Research Studio: Self Sufficient Buildings
Research Cluster: New Buildings

“Acoustic Caves” rethinks about how spaces can be formed with sound, experience, and memory. Sight is the dominating sense for most of us. Often times, we form a first impression based on appearance. When we mute our sight, there is a big space for imagination, and allows us to focus on conscious listening. Through three acoustic chambers that performs in different ways, and takes the form of an existing warehouse, an inclusive educational space is emerged on the site. The first chamber amplifies sound, with the room’s resonant frequencies dominating human voices. The second chamber dampens sound, with water running above the space which allows for contemplation. The third chamber echoes sound, with musicians performing around the audiences.

Acoustic Caves is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at the Masters in Advanced Architecture in 2018 by:

Student: Yifan Liao
Faculty: Enric Ruiz-Geli & Mireia Luzarraga
Assistants: Zrinka Radic & Rasheed Jalloul