There are environmental phenomena that are far from being clearly understood by citizens. Speaking of noise pollution means talking about measuring in dB. But what does this really mean? It is difficult to have a clear idea of how it can affect us. This project is a medium that translates noise into a visual language, which involves people through the deformations of a reflection and helps to relate differently to noise pollution.

The noise interactive facade responds to the environmental noise level in different frequencies by altering its surface, thus distorting the reflected image. The (4) different frequency ranges of the audible spectrum (0-20khz) are mapped and they transform into movements that affect the object’s specific sections. ((4) frequencies ranges were chosen in the audible spectrum (0-20khz) and the noise level is mapped to change in specific sections of the reflective surface.)

As part of the design team, I was looking to trigger a conversation about information systems, the visualization of data, and their interaction with the citizen. The idea was to promote the understanding and dissemination of this phenomenon in order to promote informed positions and possible planning decisions in this regard.


Developed as part of the Architecture-Design vertical research studio of Los Andes University.

Lead by Architect Felipe Mesa and Designer Hernando Barragá.