DOI: 10.3397/in_2023_0043 ISSN: 0736-2935

Acoustic Analysis for Urban Design Evaluation

Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, Hiroyuki Tanabe

Japanese townscapes have changed historically, and those changes have been inherited as distinctive streetscapes in various districts. This is a study that analyzes the characteristics of landscapes in each district based not on visual characteristics but on acoustic characteristics. Specifically, we analyzed the characteristics of each reverberation time and frequency in areas with historical landscapes such as Tsukishima and Nippori in Tokyo. We were able to grasp the finishing materials and architectural forms as acoustics, and were able to capture the characteristics of the street spaces in each city. We were able to verify the possibility as a method for evaluating urban design.

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