When designing architecture – houses, offices, hospitals, restaurants, airport lounges or entertainment complexes – both the architect and the developer must ensure the creation of a comfortable environment. acoustically roof. Ignoring the sound aspect will make future business and commerce more disadvantageous, even expensive. For example: The bar had to stop operating because it was sued by the surrounding residents due to noise, the concert stage of the hall could not be performed due to too much feedback, the audience in a concert hall could not hear the content clearly because of high reverberation, hospital’s rooms are not quiet enough making patients tired etc. In each different type of architecture, different purposes of use, the way of handling acoustics is different.
Controlling the sound at will is important not only in acoustic and musical buildings but also in all other types of buildings such as houses, restaurants, industrial plants, etc. How can the hospital treat patients well when the air conditioning and ventilation system roars around the clock? Or do you want to live in a house where every day trains blaring in front of you?
Working in a modern corporate office with hundreds of voices bouncing off walls, ceilings and floors is like working in a bar! Most expensive construction projects don’t incorporate acoustic design in the first place. In many other cases, acoustic design is only considered at a late stage when other items have completed the detailed design. The result is often a building that is not fit for its intended use or a building that requires very expensive repairs or renovations. For that reason, it is important for all architects and investors to consider sound as part of the original design concept. In general, acoustic design focuses on solving problems: the penetration of noise, both internal and external, and controlling the reflection of sound..
An audio engineer’s goal is to determine which sounds (source, frequency, and volume) are useful and which are harmful, and then design the best possible acoustic treatment in other locations. building differences, with complex topography and acoustics requiring a variety of treatments. One thing that is often encountered by architects who lack knowledge and experience is to use only one method, one configuration for every position. This wastes a large amount of money of the investor and still does not achieve efficiency.
In a non-acoustically treated environment, direct and reflected sound waves continuously interact, adding or canceling each other. Large flat surfaces form acoustic mirrors. Uncontrolled reflections of sound from the walls create a chaotic environment in which people trying to concentrate on work or reading are constantly distracted by surrounding voices. This is all too common in commercial buildings and public spaces.
Sydney Opera House spent up to 153 million USD to renovate because of bad acoustic treatment
In 1999, Sydney Symphony Orchestra chief conductor Edo de Waart threatened to boycott the hall during the 2000 Olympics, telling Australia’s ABC that the circular sound reflectors above the stage “might as well be toilet seats. They do nothing whatsoever.”
A German sound engineering company, BBM Mueller, has been hired to reform the acoustics, architect Peter Bickle said. Newly designed reflectors, automated draping and a 3D surround-sound system are among the plans.
Every type of living, work, leisure, business, industrial and commercial development needs to understand their architecture and acoustic design.