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.

01 DARTing Atmospheres
02 Situationist National

03 Sonic Threshold
04 Phibsborough Public Realm 

05 Bishop Lucey Park
06 Memorial Bridge

07 Sound as a Common Language08 Cartographic Practice
     09 Sounding Place



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


Sonic Scores at Connoly Station

As Above, Not So Below


Train Hall

Sonic Observations through Section


Connolly Station Sonic Sequence

Connoly Station Station Materiality


Entrance Hall

Pearse St Station Sonic Sequence

Pearse Station Materiality


Platform View

Tara St Station Sonic Sequence

Tara St Station Materiality


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.