Sound & The Schindler House

Sound & Spatial Sampling in Architecture

This proposal describes an experiment where qualities and characteristics of the Rudolph M. Schindler’s Kings Road House are translated through the modality of sound using methods of sampling and transformation. Introducing ideas and concepts found within the context of the Schindler House, this proposal examines a few methods used to relate space and sound. It outlines a method for the multi-modal integration between architecture and sound using techniques of sampling and transformation and asks the questions: Can sound help us analyze and understand architectural structures differently? How can we translate between these two modalities and generate new spatial forms? Can these explorations provide the ability to re-imagine new ways for sound and architecture to relate throughout the unique context of the Schindler House? In addition to the described project is an accompanying proposal for an immersive installation within the spaces of the Schindler House. The goal of this proposal is to allow the experiences discovered through this experimental integration to become realized in real-time by those visiting this subtle and beautiful place.

Work Details:

  • 2014
  • 6 Prints + 2 Photos
  • Archival Pigment Print on Paper
  • 33 x 48 cm / 13 x 19 in
  • 2 Digital Sound Files, 2 Headphones
  • 4:47 


  • Mak Center SchindlerLab 2015
  • Open Sources 2015
  • ACADIA 2014