The body has become a fashionable focus in cultural studies, but ironically it is often used as a metaphor, standing for something else, rather than the direct physiological experience of the body. A few architectural scholars (Cranz, Lepori, Franck) have acknowledged the role of the physical body in architectural design. Here, the ear and the psycho-physical process of listening is related to architectural design, in a dramatic case study of Corbusier.