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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, naturalist and author John Muir, [...]

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 restaurants are becoming - up [...]

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 absolute soundproofing is a professional, [...]

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 the Arctic Circle between North America [...]

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 in disused oil tanks in [...]

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

Aggregate Acoustics: Friday Link Love #1

Welcome to Aggregate Acoustics, a weekly look into what is making noise in the world of acoustics, psychoacoustics, sound design and just basically anything to do with sound. Let's crack into a six pack of what's piquing our interest this week. 1. Human noise on the ocean bed. It's little wonder that with rapid population growth [...]

By | March 11th, 2016|Acoustics|