USE OF BUILDING FORMS AS ACOUSTICAL TREATMENT IN THE DESIGN OF AN IDOMA CULTURAL CENTRE OTUKPO (Published)
Building forms for Theaters have the potential to badly alter the comfort and dead sound that is supposed to be the end results to the listeners if not be researched and simulated before its applications to the design of theaters. – Architecture in so many ways is interwoven with the ways of the people, it is employed to fulfill both practical and expressive requirements of civilized people and thus embraces both utilitarian and aesthetics ends. (Scruton, 2009). Music and speech eligibility plays a very important role in the ultimate decision that shapes the building form Architecture of a space. For a perfect building form for a theater design, simulation, Visual survey and observation were used in conducting on-site survey at UK Bello Theatre, Cyprain Ekwensi Theatre and University of Jos Multi-purpose Theatre were studied. This was aimed at evaluating the effect of building forms on sound of music in Theatres. The result gotten showed moderate beam reflection in UK Bello compared to the other two facilities. However, there was inadequate consideration of the use of building forms in the designs of the theatres for their cultural activities. This design proposal is concerned with these concepts. The building forms of Theatres. A symbiosis of good sound and building form employed in the design of a Theatre for the Idoma’s in Otukpo Benue State.
Keywords: Acoustical Treatment, Building Forms, Idoma Cultural Centre, Otukpo