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does anyone know why?
in sikandra the akbar tomb has great acoustics.even a hushed conversations gets amplified considerably. is t bcoz of the proportion or any kinda costruction methodology?? what is the theory behind it??
Meera Venkat
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does anyone know why?
it is echo....long back architect mallika sarabhai from ahmedabad used the same principal at retail out let of calico showroom on ashram road,she provided a dome over tha plinth in such a way that people entering the bldg.had to pass under the dome and were caught unawares their conversation getting loud,the bldg.enjoyed unique presence for 30 years,,recently new structure has come up there.
Dushyant Nathwani
does anyone know why?
Meera, Yes, if used properly the science of accoustics can amplify sounds. For exapmple, St Paul`s Cathedral in central London has a large dome and similar sound effects.

In "The Ten Books of Architecture" by the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius, there is a section upon the use of hollow vessels (large vases) in amphitheatres and theatres to enhance sound from the stage.
Frank John Snelling
does anyone know why?
thanks for the reply. the another thing i wanted to know was if u stand exactly under the dome and clap u can hear vibrations but that does not happen if u stand a little away from the centre..
Meera Venkat
does anyone know why?
cali-dome at ahm.used to get echo even from periphery,volume increased as moved towards center.
Dushyant Nathwani
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