The Book of Acoustics

8.0 Commercial applications

Summary of chapter 8.0


Key Lessons

  1. Different types of spaces have different kinds of acoustic design goals.
  2. The acoustics in work spaces should be designed to support focus, productivity and collaboration.
  3. The acoustics in learning environments should be designed to reduce noise levels and increase listener and speaker comfort.
  4. The acoustics in healthcare environments should be designed to support healing and recovery.
  5. The acoustics in restaurants should be designed to support socialising and gastronomic pleasure.

Major insight:

Acoustic design should always be adapted to the specific use and function of a space and the unique needs of its inhabitants.


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.