IoA Institute of Architecture

University of Applied Arts Vienna

Special Topics in Architecture

Anton Falkeis, ao.Univ.-­Prof.Arch.Mag.arch

notation: score of the city

The Vienna Notation Project is about representing the city’s physical body by its construed perception. It is about re-scripting and transposing the cityscape into a soundscape, focusing on the interrelation of space and sound.

This interaction of all acoustical phenomena produced in the space and by the space creates the unique soundscape of a city. The identification and descriptive determination of all different quantities and qualities will be characterized in a 3D-code system: the city score.

The aim of this experimental studio is to develop tools and strategies to transform architectural demands - to shape the idea of space. Substantiating these demands offers the students the chance to understand architecture as a means of taking [spatial] position.

The experimental studio will be conducted in exchange with the “Nanjing Notation Project” (NanjingUniversity of Art, China).