7.0 HOW TO DESIGN WITH ACOUSTICS
Summary of chapter 7.0
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- Thanks to the variety of options available today, integrating acoustic treatments in a space design does not mean you have to sacrifice form for function.
- To achieve excellent acoustic design you should start early, design for function, collect feedback, understand the path sound travels, know your treatment options and make friends with an acoustician.
- Acoustics influence to the way people perceive and experience the aesthetics of a space.
- The basic acoustic design process consists of five steps: Understand, identify, set goals, treat and evaluate.
- Professional acousticians can provide general guidance, address specific challenges, and help achieve goals in critical listening environments.
- If you have a small budget you can keep costs down by planning for acoustics early, defining expectations and priorities, not wasting product, and mixing cheaper materials with more expensive ones.
- The way sound behaves in an indoor space depends on the acoustic characteristics of surface materials and the location of boundaries and objects.
- There are four main strategies for managing acoustical issues: Absorb, Block, Cover and Diffuse.
Acoustics are both an aesthetic and functional element of design that should be integrated into the design process as early as possible.