Merate A Barakat

Merate Barakat worked for PMA (Prescott Muir Architects), based in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she worked on numerous projects that have received design AIA (American Institute of Architects) awards. She has received an MArch from the University of Utah, an MSc from the University of Nottingham and BSc from the Arab Academy of Science in Technology, Alexandria – Egypt Campus.

Urban Sonic Networking: Urban Design through Acoustic Sensory Manipulation

Michael Weinstock, George Jeronimidis, Toni Kotnik

The design research aim is to design a network of urban spaces through acoustical design manipulation methods, in lieu of the traditional visual approach to urban design. The acoustical urban network design will also address the manipulation of other senses. The initial experimental work has addressed the problem of defining the scale of the research design. One set of scales is the conventional geometrical architectural scale of urbanism. Other sets of scales have temporal dimensions, particularly flows of people between spaces; and these in turn are affected by the social and cultural behaviours linked to the programmes of each area.