The Effect of Music on The International Architectural Design Process Output

  • Mahdi Saleh Al-Ataabi
  • Sana Ali Ibrahim Alobaidy
Keywords: music, , music & architecture, composing & simulation


Music has always had it's generative role to build societies as one of modern culture basis . Arab Muslims had their own share of music industry as Al Farabi divided melodies to : delightful , imaginary & emotional , As Ibn Khadoon assured that civilizations fall as music falls eventually ,  some declared  that music can transfer a still painting to a musical , motionable or  aesthetic view of expression . As music's  role is increasing  in fields specially architecture  , thus , the main problem comes about musical architectural relationship  , revealing the special case of somposing architectural texture musically , & the research problem exposed lack of knowledge about it & affection of music on architecture with outputs by subjecting architecture to music to promote outputs of design . This research aims to clarify that relationship & apply it on international buildings as the reseach concluded that sensual & moral indications can motivate designer's imagination to design his outlines , aiming architectural use of music to produce intellectual joy ( objective ) reaching visible joy ( subjective ) by comprehensing an indicated concept based on previous experiments , as conclusions included that slow rhythm music leads to curved line and organic shapes & to straight lines & angles when listening to fast rhythem music


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How to Cite
Al-Ataabi, M. S. and Alobaidy, S. A. I. (2017) “The Effect of Music on The International Architectural Design Process Output”, Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning, 16(2). doi: 10.36041/iqjap.v16i2.375.
General Architecture: Theory, Design, Methods