Entry 06

Bull O’Sullivan Architects

His Master’s Voice

When a dog is first born his ear canals are tightly shut leaving him without a sense of hearing. However, once developed he can hear nearly four times further than man.

His ear position further indicates his mood, whether he is engaged and interested or fearful and submissive.

Nipper, the muse of Francis Barraud’s painting depicting a dog peering quizzically into a phonograph, displays a sense of intrigue and wonder.

It is the embodiment of sound that inspires this house.

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