vibrating walls

“All architecture is essentially a phenomenon of sound – it constitutes the environment in which sound spreads, enhancing some of its qualities at the expense of others.... Walls, floors, ventilation, heating, or sewage systems – are all structures that connect and transform, rather than isolate, interpersonal relationships.... From the perspective of architecture theory, the promise of ensuring intimate space is therefore realized as an ambiguous participation in intimacy which can be traced in practices such as listening in, eavesdropping, or other procedures of hearing through architecture.” Katarzyna Krakowiak, Venice Biennale 2012: Poland Pavilion (via arc daily)