The interior objects around us are largely created with visual criteria in mind. But what if you add sound to the design process? Currently, colours and shapes change all the time, but the sounds objects make stay the same. The scrape of a moving chair, the thud of something being placed on a shelf, or the closing of a wardrobe door – these blend in with the surroundings and are so predictable, we don’t even notice their existence. With ‘Soundscape’ Jan Ankiersztajn does away with these incidental noises. Instead, he uses technology to carefully select and apply deliberate sounds to objects. Specific sounds can also be amplified or muffled by placing the speaker in the folds of a soundproof screen. And by arranging different objects together, you can orchestrate the audio of the entire space.
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