The primary aim of this course is to raise awareness on conscious listening of spaces with different functions. As future interior architects, the student group will come across with the basic concepts of sound environment, sound source taxonomy and sound perception. Through the use of bloom’s taxonomy of critical learning, 6-step task oriented learning is structured for this course. In addition, soundscape concept and aspects on space experience is covered. Site visits for the acoustical perception within different space types are experienced by students as part of the course.



Student will;

  • watch and discuss ‘Brain Games’ documentary episodes on acoustic perception,
  • identify sound sources in an open and an enclosed sound environment,
  • describe soundscape concept in their own words,
  • explain space experience terms in their own words,
  • construct their own sound source taxonomy or classification,
  • differentiate non-acoustic and acoustic spaces,
  • rate physical environment aspects and sound sources in a case space,
  • design their ideal soundscape.



The student is expected to gain the knowledge on;


  • Basic physical principles regarding sound
  • Ear physiology, human hearing mechanisms and auditory perception
  • Built environment classification regarding function and usage
  • Acoustically significant architectural elements
  • Soundscape concepts




The course is conducted through interactive learning bases. Orientation is more research-based than teaching-based. Students are expected to accomplish 6 tasks progressively following the cognitive processing dimensions. Reading and research is the main tasks throughout the course. Presentations including visual and audio media take part in each course to convey basic knowledge on soundscape research. Open discussions play important part during the course hours.