Architecture Deparment Lecture: “SOUND FIELDS IN ‘ACOUSTICALLY’ COUPLED SPACES: case studies of monumental historical versus contemporary in architecture”
Speaker: Dr. Zühre SÜ GÜL
30 November 2017 Thursday 12:30
‘Coupled volume/spaces’ is one of the outstanding and ongoing research topics in architectural acoustics. In this presentation, the objective and subjective impacts of the peculiar sound fields within such system of spaces are to be discussed. Monumental historical structures as of Süleymaniye Mosque and Haghia Sophia in İstanbul and contemporary structures as of Heydar Aliyev Center Auditorium in Baku, Azerbaijan are the selected cases for their sound field analysis and for their acoustical design within the framework of coupled space concept.
Zühre SÜ GÜL received her PhD from METU Dept. of Architecture in 2015 after an MSc degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY. She worked at RBDG in Dallas, TX as a designer and acoustician until 2008. Currently, she is a part time-instructor of Bilkent University Dept. of Architecture and the president of MEZZO Stüdyo Ltd. Her research interests comprise room acoustics design – coupled spaces, mosque acoustics, studio design; building acoustics design – noise isolation; acoustical materials – sound scatterrers and absorbers, ecological/sustainable materials.