The Book of Acoustics

8.0 Commercial applications

8.1 Acoustic design must follow space function

The fundamentals of acoustic treatment can be applied to all interior spaces. However, it’s the specific function of a space and the needs of its inhabitants that ultimately informs what a given aural environment should feel like and what the specific design goals should be. When designed correctly, acoustics serve and enhance the purpose, inhabitants an d activities of a space.

”Aural comfort and aural aesthetics in public indoor spaces is mainly dependent on the acoustic characteristics of surface materials on the boundaries of the space and objects.” – Dr Luis Gomez-Agustina


The Book of Acoustics

This is a handbook for architects and interior designers who want to create acoustically beautiful spaces that make people feel happier, healthier and more productive.