This is a handbook for Architects and Interior Designers who want to create beautiful spaces that makes people feel happier, healthier and more productive.
Here, you’ll learn the fundamentals of sound control and everything you need to know to start feeling more confident working with acoustic treatments in your design projects.
When it comes down to it, it really is as simple as making people happy – whether they’re at work, school or conversing with friends over dinner.
This year at the BAUX stand, named The Temple of Sound, we created a spiritual place for learning about acoustics; a calming environment for thoughts and reflections. At the stand, visitors were invited to study The Book of Acoustics, partake in the latest knowledge about sound.
The Book of Acoustics hosts more than 160 pages of essential acoustic knowledge!
Created in collaboration with leading acousticians, neuroscientists and designers, The Book of Acoustics explores the science of sound and provides guidance for designing with acoustics. Complete with facts, figures, diagrams and expert insight, it is the ideal starting point for architectural and interior design projects and sheds light on the interplay between engineering and aesthetics.
1.1 What is sound?
1.2 Common sound wave behaviour in indoor spaces
1.3 Sound that lingers
1.4 The ABCDs of sound control
– Summary of chapter 1.0
2.1 Start here
2.2 What to measure
2.2.1 Reverberation time
2.2.2 Speech intelligibility
2.2.3 Sound levels
2.2.4 Sound absorption
– Summary of chapter 2.0
3.1 The art of shaping the acoustic environment
3.2 Treatment options
3.2.1 Sound absorbers
3.2.2 Sound blockers
3.2.3 Sound maskers
3.2.4 Sound diffusers
3.3 Important acoustical treatment ratings
– Summary of chapter 3.0
4.1 Treatment placement
4.2 Placement by room shape
4.3 How much material should you use?
– Summary of chapter 4.0
5.1 Why should people care about their acoustic environment?
5.2 Health & Wellbeing
5.3 Focus & Productivity
5.4 Listening & Learning
5.5 Safety & Security
– Summary of chapter 5.0
6.0 The history of Acoustics
7.1 Form vs. Function
7.2 6 rules for excellent acoustic design
7.3 Aural aesthetics
7.4 The step by step process for Designing with acoustics
7.5 Budget considerations
7.6 The acoustic design toolbox
– Summary of chapter 7.0
8.1 Acoustic design must follow space function
8.5 Dining rooms
– Summary of chapter 8.0
9.1 Acoustic design do’s and don’ts
9.2 Quick guide to solving common problems
9.3 Does this space need treatment?
10.0 Glossary of acoustic terms
11.0 Reference list
12.0 About the publisher
To get your hands on a free physical copy, make sure to visit the BAUX stand at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2020, from February 4-8.
We founded BAUX on the belief that building materials should be sustainable, surprisingly functional and remarkably beautiful. BAUX designs, produces and markets functional construction materials that meet the contemporary expectations.
If you did not attend the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2020, place yourself on the waiting list to recieve a book.
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