ArgumentNo. 10/2018

A Journey through a Harp – Rehabilitation of a Portico

https://doi.org/10.54508/Argument.10.15

  • / “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, Romania
  • / “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, Romania
  • / “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, Romania
  • / “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, Romania

Abstract

As far as today's civilization development environment is concerned, man is living in an uninterrupted sound environment. Everywhere he is accompanied by a multitude of sounds and noises of varying intensity, having more or less violent effects on his hearing and his health. We can define noise as a representation of the sound vibration, not having a systematic attribute that is transmitted through various environments (air, water, etc.) and that sensitizes the human ear negatively. In the Larousse dictionary, noise is a harmless sound system. Scientists with a specialization in physics characterize noise as a chaotic overlap with different frequencies and intensities, and physiologists appreciate the noise as any disturbing sound that causes an unpleasant sensation. It is proposed to revitalize the portico on street Ion Câmpineanu number 25, which hosts the entrance to a music shop. At present, it is a non-hostile and dark space dominated by massive pillars and shades of gray. Intervention involves the creation of a dynamic and interactive space in which the passageway is stimulated visually, tactile and auditory. With this solution, we want the public space in the studied area to develop a particular ambiance and vibration, allowing passers-by, hearing a harp melody, or even creating one's own.

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