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It's hard to turn a deaf ear to the sounds of life in the city

If you accept my recent proposition about 'aural architecture', and imagine buildings that can be heard but not seen, you can quickly comprehend the impact this shift would have on design. Responding to a different sense would create a new architecture. Fashions for forms would become nonsensical as the ear replaced the eye in the assessment of the pleasures and disappointments of architecture. Think of the tricks that film directors play. I am thinking particularly of Jacques Tati's ...

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