Reading Room

The OCS houses a collection of books and catalogues focused on sound, architecture, urban design, noise control engineering, contemporary art, and the public realm. All of these texts are available for reading and discussion in the office.

A selection of these texts include:

Atmospheres (Peter Zumthor)
Sonic Experience: A Guide to Everyday Sounds
Writing Aloud: The Sonics of Language
Almost Nothing (With Luc Ferrari)
Site of Sound: Of Architecture and the Ear
Acoustic Territories (Brandon LaBelle)
Spaces Speak: Are You Listening? (Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter)
Dublin City Council: Ambient Sound Monitoring Network
Productive Uncertainty: Indeterminacy in Spatial Design, Planning, and Management
Architectural Atmospheres (Bohme, Borch, Eliasson, Pallasmaa)
Institute of Noise Control Engineering in America: An Early History
Max Neuhaus: Times Square / Time Piece Beacon
The Image of the City (Kevin Lynch)