Audialsense are architects Paul Bavister / Jason Flanagan and acoustician Ian Knowles, we are based in London, and have executed spatially related experiments in sound and space the UK and Europe.

We have been researching the qualitative and physical properties of sound as Audialsense, and in professional practice as Arup & Flanagan Lawrence. Our work recreates, enhances and reveals acoustic phenomena, turning sound into physical site-specific installations dependant on the architectural qualities of a given space.
We have had work installed in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern, the London Festival of Architecture, and the Sonic Arts Networks Expo ’08 in Brighton, and 2010 saw us work with John Butcher as part of Musarc’s ‘chambers’ series of concerts.
We regularly lecture on our work at universities, including the Bartlett school of Architecture as part of the international lecture series, which has hosted such luminaries as Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster.


To hear samples of our work, visit our soundcloud site here;


Audialsense in AD

Our 2007 experiments at the Tate were published in global architecture magazine, Proto Architecture: Analogue and Digital Hybrids (Architectural Design) (Paperback) edited By Bob Sheil, and published by Wiley Publishing, 2008.

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People …

Paul Bavister Architect.

Having graduated as an architect from the Bartlett School of Architecture in 1999, Paul Bavister started working in the restaurant and retail sector on projects such as Belgo Restaurants, and Habitat. When at Foster and Partners, he has worked on both Peterborough and Corby City Academies. Now a Senior Associate Director at Flanagan Lawrence.
Paul has had work published in the Riba Journal, Building design, AD: Hypersurface Architecture, AD Monographs; Tom Kovac, Blueprint and PAPER magazine.
He has given lectures on the relationships between Sound art and Architecture at universities across London, and is a PhD candidate and design tutor at the Bartlett School of Architecture.

Jason Flanagan Architect.

Jason has specialised in the relationship between acoustics and architecture as the Project Architect on a number of Performing Arts Projects while at Foster and Partners. He was the Partner responsible for the Sage Gateshead, a music centre comprising three concert halls and a music school which opened in 2004. He was also involved in the Dallas Opera House, Reykjavic Opera House, the new Avery Fisher Hall for the Lincoln Centre in New York and the Clyde Auditorium at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow which opened in 1997. He was trained at the Bartlett School of Architecture and the Royal College of Art. He has lectured extensively on Performing Arts Projects, Acoustics and Architecture.

Ian Knowles Acoustician.

Ian Knowles has been a professional acoustician for 21 years. He has worked on and designed the acoustics for many studio projects and performing arts buildings. Of particular note are AIR Studios, Abbey Road Studios, ITN, C4, BSkyB, BBC Pacific Quay, and many west end theatres including the new Unicorn and Soho Theatre and Writer’s Centre. Music venues include The Sage Gateshead, Basel Concert Hall, GSMD Concert Hall Barbican, Royal Concert Hall Glasgow, Belfast Concert Hall.
Ian is also a sculptor and painter and has exhibited works in various West End galleries and at ART 2002 Olympia.