ARCH 2020: City of Sound
Lynchburg: City of Sound
Lynchburg as an urban city became an investigative study of the visualization of sound and the way in which this as a form can revive a deprived urban context. Set along the James River front of Downtown Lynchburg, this sound wave becomes a structure inhabitable by the person and by the car. Understanding the depressed desire existing within downtown, the City of Sound is realized to encourage a desire for entertainment and inhabitance in the heart of Lynchburg. Considering the extreme topography of site and the form of river wave as well as sound wave, the final form makes use of multiple levels that separates program making each space unique while unified by the continuous form. Sound studies by Oskar Fischinger and Rudolf Pneffinger served as precedent to the creation of this sound architecture.