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Building a Concept of Architectural Tolerance

Comments   0   Date Arrow  August 12, 2023 at 5:09pm   User  by Mark Willis

Rick Bell, executive director of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects, says he doesn’t claim ‘architectural tolerance” as a doctrine. But his evocation of a diverse and tolerant streetscape caught my attention. It sounds like something Jane Jacobs articulated 50 years ago. It’s certainly the kind of street this flaneur would walk down. I want to think that such architecture naturally would accommodate the accessibility needs of people with disabilities.

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Playing By Ear: The Soundscape of Modernity

Comments   1   Date Arrow  May 31, 2023 at 8:05am   User  by Mark Willis

Princeton University historian Emily Thompson is author of The Soundscape of Modernity: Architectural Acoustics and the Culture of Listening in America, 1900-1933. According to Thompson, the sound in the spaces around us has a history; what we hear in the world and the way we listen result from architectural methods, technological innovations and even [...]

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