design - acoustics

LET'S LOOK AT ACOUSTICS!

DIFFERENT CONFIGURATIONS AND MATERIALS IN AN ENVIRONMENT WILL MAKE THE AREA QUIET OR NOISY.

Hard finishes will reflect sound and make the environment noisy.

The shinier the noisier.

Texture will help to reflect the noise in different directions

Soft finishes will absorb sound and make the environment quieter.

The thicker and less reflective the surface the more absorption occurs.

Carpets, curtains, upholstery and even books all make the room quieter.

 RELAXING NOISE OF WAVES 
Imagine a room turned upside down and filled with water.

Where the water escapes, the noise will escape. 

If you want a quiet room you need to seal all these avenues for noise to escape.

 Noise of rain can evoke different

feeling on hard surfaces, or in a forest of soft surfaces.