A considerate kind of research and design practice. Our interests lie in the production, the disruption and the perception of public space.
We are exploring the experiential qualities of the built environment through a practice of design rooted in mapping and observation.
Our work proposes a discussion on the lived reality of space in the city, in particular, its impact on our shared environments.



Research
01 DARTing Atmospheres
02 Situationist National

03 Sonic Threshold
04 Phibsborough Public Realm 


Design
05 Bishop Lucey Park
06 Memorial Bridge

Workshop
07 Sound as a Common Language08 Cartographic Practice
     09 Sounding Place

Information


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DARTing Atmospheres




What is it about being beneath the soaring roof of a railway station?
We do not often register or think about the various senses that contribute to our impression of a place. In particular, we are seldom aware of how much we hear In this study we propose a discussion on the aural reality of space in the city, in particular its impact on our shared environments. We will present this through an introduction to sound and the soundscape and set the field context for our sonic survey of train stations in Dublin City centre. Our findings in this study argue that spatial experiences are enriched and reinforced by the acoustic soundscape.




Times and Routes





CONNOLY STATION


Sonic Scores at Connoly Station







As Above, Not So Below


         


Train Hall






Sonic Observations through Section





Threshold






Connolly Station Sonic Sequence



Connoly Station Station Materiality




PEARSE STREET STATION

Entrance Hall







Pearse St Station Sonic Sequence




Pearse Station Materiality





TARA STREET STATION

Platform View




Tara St Station Sonic Sequence



Tara St Station Materiality






GRAND CANAL DOCK STATION


Bridge View





Grand Canal Dock Station Sonic Sequence




Grand Canal Dock Station Materiality





Because the boundaries of the sonic and the visual are rarely identical, we have been trying to overlap the pattern of a moving traveller with the sounds heard and spaces experienced to convey the relation between the two. Our intention is to create a kind of noisy, psychogeographic map that aspired to demonstrate a layered and multiple understanding of place. So far we documented the sounds and have begun to investigate the media required to present a soundscape for discussion.