Victoria Meyers' Sound Urbanism / Sound Ecology seminar at UCincinnati (Spring 2013) looked at the sounds and writings of Toru Takemitsu. Above, Takemitsu's 'a flock descends into the pentagonal garden'. Toru Takemitsu was a Japanese composer and writer on aesthetics and music theory. Largely self-taught, Takemitsu was incredibly skilled in the manipulation of Instrumental and orchestral Timbre. Takemitsu wrote scores for over 90 films. He was also known for successfully juxtaposing silence with sound.
Robin Evans is one of the most important writers on architectural theories and aesthtics of the 20th century. Above, the frontispiece to Evan's essay on numbers, where Evans gives an amazing and masterful overview of numerical proportioning systems and how they relate to architectural forms over the centuries. The essay can be found in Evan's book: 'The Projective Cast: Architecture and its Three Geometries'.
Above: a qualitative flood plain image, from the Urban Land Institute. The Sound Urbanism seminar included several classes where the class reviewed and discussed urban plans by other architects, as prototypes for the 'Cincinnati Sound Sections that the class was developing for the final jury.
An SIEESS Diagram, courtesy of Harvard's GSD.
A trash track, courtesy of MIT Planning.