10 Buildings with Interesting Acoustics

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Interesting post at The Spaces with a list of 10 buildings with “extraordinary acoustics”.

It is all too easy for architecture to be seen and not heard. Instragrammable visuals may be at our fingertips, but it is impossible to photograph an echo. Sad news, considering the most memorable of spaces are those that heighten more than just our optical sense.

What’s more, much of new architecture is focused on controlling sound, rather than celebrating it. We want to block out our neighbours, escape the city noise, or buffer any possibility of sonic surprise.

Here are 10 spaces to remind us of architecture’s acoustic abilities – from the unexpected quarry opera venue to the deliberate forest megaphone. If you’re a musician, imagine playing in these…

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