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Keywords

Music, Architectural Composition, Design Principles, Design Thinking, Rhythm, Proportion

Disciplines

Architecture | Arts and Humanities | Education | Engineering

Abstract

The relationship between music and architecture goes back to the early history when Vitruvius conceived Architecture as “one of the most inclusive and universal human activities” where the architect should be educated in all the arts, having a vast knowledge in history, music and philosophy. Architecture and music are based on creativity and design principles such as rhythm, proportion, harmony, unity, repetition and others. They share art relationship through performance and visual techniques to create alternative innovative design proposals. The study aims to achieve a new conceptual design-thinking module in architectural education by focusing on the principles and factors of music and the ability of applying it in the architectural design process through an exercise or workshops.

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