No such thing as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ acoustics
Opinions vary when it comes to acoustics in the office, in a meeting room or a silent zone. Everyone agrees that it’s pleasant to work in a space with ‘nice acoustics’. But what is this actually? And how do you achieve it? Marianne Wind, our interior architect and an expert in the field of acoustic solutions, offers some tips and insights for even greater comfort in the workplace.
By Marianne Wind, acoustics expert at Ahrend
I often hear about places having ‘poor’ acoustics. But what do people mean by that? What, in fact, are acoustics? I will give you a good definition that will help you to get the acoustics right. A hint: there’s no such thing as good or bad when it comes to acoustics.
Appropriate for the activity and duration
Whether acoustics are pleasant or not depends on your activity and its duration. The same acoustics may be fine for a brief collaboration but less suitable for long-lasting, complex tasks that demand a lot of focus. If there are special silent zones in an office environment, then acoustics play a less important role. In short: you can’t just refer to the acoustics of a space as ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Acoustics either suit the activities taking place in this space or they do not.
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