The architecture of the building enters into an acoustical dialogue with the invisible, or intangible aspects of interior ‘empty’ space and the way people engage with it. The juxtaposition between exterior city sound and the interior spaces of the Museum draws attention to sound that makes up the acoustic landscape of the city.
Chõros highlights the acoustical problem that a city is, and the degree to which architects and designers think about the way buildings and architectural materials affect sound in urban environments. Given the constant presence of human-generated sound in the urban environment, it is easy to dismiss sound as part of the experience of daily living. As cities increase in size across the globe, the ability to find truly quiet, empty space is increasingly rare.