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Biophilic Design – The New Way To Reduce Office Noise?

Connecting with nature brings a range of physiological benefits for humans. It is no wonder then that the latest architectural trend aims to bring the outdoors inside. Introduction What is Biophilic Design? The Benefits of Biophilic Design Biophilia & Acoustics How plants reduce noise Using biophilia for good acoustics In 1877, [...]

By |February 22nd, 2017|Health & Safety, Psychoacoustics, Office Acoustics|

Taking Noise Off The Restaurant Menu, With Action On Hearing Loss

For years now we have been harping on about the poor acoustic environments of cafes, bars and restaurants. We have spoken of the shifting trend of restaurant interiors from softly furnished, spacious spaces, to the minimalist, hard surfaced and densely packed restaurants of today. We have also talked about just how loud some [...]

By |December 6th, 2016|Restaurant Acoustics|

How To Soundproof Your Apartment: The Myths & What You Can Realistically Do

There are some pretty hair-brained ideas on the internet about how to solve one of life’s many bug bears – noisy neighbours. Despite what some think, it is much more complicated than laying a shaggy rug on your floor or strategically placing a bookshelf against a wall. The reality is that [...]

By |September 6th, 2016|Sound Proofing|

7 Technologies That Will Make The Future Quiet

The world is a noisy place. So noisy, in fact, that scientists believe that there is no place left on earth that is untouched by man-made noise. You might think that the North Pole might be a candidate for a bit of peace and quiet, yet even commercial airlines fly over [...]

By |June 24th, 2016|Sustainability, Sound Proofing|

12 Lesser-Known Buildings With Amazing Acoustics

The world of acoustics is not just confined to finely tuned auditoriums and recording studios. The most intriguing sonic experiences can be had in some of the world’s unique buildings and structures. From the soothing sounds found at a UFO monitoring station in the heart of a Californian desert, to the world's longest reverb [...]

By |March 23rd, 2016|Acoustics, Psychoacoustics|

Guide To Perfect Home Cinema Acoustics

Going to the movies is often described as an ‘immersive’ experience, like you are there in the movie, completely involved. This is because commercial cinemas are constructed with speakers that surround the listener, each of which are responsible for a different type of audio such as dialogue, soundtrack and ambient noise. [...]

By |March 2nd, 2016|Acoustics|

12 Ways Noise Affects Worker Well-being And Productivity.

The open-plan design of modern offices can lead to harsh acoustic environments, which can harm worker productivity and well-being. Noise in the workplace annoys us - a lot. Surveys show that we care more about interior acoustics than we do about how clean our workplaces are, what we [...]

By |January 18th, 2016|Office Acoustics|

Metamaterials: Soundproofing The Future

Noisy neighbours, deafening air conditioning units, those disconcerting aeroplane creaks and whirs. These are all noisy nuisances that we think of as part and parcel of our day to day lives. Until now. It turns out some smart people in the worlds of science and engineering have been busy [...]

By |October 30th, 2015|Sustainability, Sound Proofing|

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