Infinity Chapel, in Greenwich Village, NYC, above, includes portals for light and for sound. the glowing white rectangular form in the floor, in front of the window to the garden chapel, is an operable panel that opens to allow sound to enter the chapel, from below.
Above: Infinity Chapel, showing the sequence from MacDougal Street (the Reading Room) to the Chapel, to the west. Next to the photo of the Infinity Chapel Reading Room, the diagram of the building's sound and light portals. These 'portals' are boxes that light above and below, and with movable 'sound panels' to allow sound to come up from the basement level, below. These are also visible as boxes, in the image of the Reading Room, above.
DWi-P is a new building in Battery Park City's North Neighborhood, across West Street from the World Trade Memorial site. DWi-P is also a building that is focused around sound. In this case, sound that is delivered through a glass wall, that is interactive with cell phones.
The Glass wall detail, at DWi-P. DWi-P is scheduled to receive a Platinum LEED rating.