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Concert Halls by Nagata Acoustics

Thirty Years of Acoustical Design for Music Venues and Vineyard-Style Auditoria

Authors: Toyota, Y., Komoda, M., Beckmann, D., Quiquerez, M., Bergal, E.

  • Offers an inside look at the design process and unique considerations behind each of 25-30 internationally recognized vineyard style performance venues, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie
  • Features acoustical metrics along with a meta-analysis on the usefulness of such metrics in the design process
  • Illustrates how Toyota's particular design philosophy influences the completed building through photographs and architectural drawings
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About this book

This visually stunning and data rich text catalogs the design of 32 concert halls by world-renowned acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota and his team at Nagata Acoustics, the firm behind the celebrated Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, and numerous others. Alongside architectural drawings and photographs, commentary on the design process and challenges of each hall provides insight for the dedicated listener to appreciate a wide range of internationally beloved concert venues. Summarized acoustical and architectural data for each of the halls will provide valuable reference information to architects and acousticians alike.  Following the project anthology is an overview of the history, development, and acoustical features of vineyard- and surround-style concert halls. A broader discussion of design philosophy reveals the methods by which Toyota has guided architects to create world renowned halls. These technical and general discussions give architects the foundation to design for the performing arts, and provide audiences a new insight and perspective to consider the next time they attend a concert.

About the authors

Hailed by The New Yorker as the engineer of "a string of triumphs," Yasuhisa Toyota of Nagata Acoustics has established himself as the authority in the successful creation of the increasingly popular vineyard style concert hall. From well-known concert halls like Walt Disney Concert Hall and Suntory Hall to lesser known gems, Toyota and his colleagues at Nagata Acoustics have discovered an approach to tailor the vineyard design to a variety of scales and uses, all while achieving acoustic excellence.
Motoo Komoda, Daniel Beckmann, Marc Quiquerez, and Erik Bergal work at Nagata Acoustics. Nagata Acoustics has been involved in the acoustic design of nearly every vineyard style concert hall of note to be constructed across the globe in the last 30 years.

Buy this book

eBook £87.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: July 6, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-42450-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover £109.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: July 6, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-42449-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Concert Halls by Nagata Acoustics
Book Subtitle
Thirty Years of Acoustical Design for Music Venues and Vineyard-Style Auditoria
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42450-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42450-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-42449-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 438
Number of Illustrations
111 b/w illustrations, 235 illustrations in colour
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