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Acoustic Design Guide: Video Conference Rooms

Acoustic Design Guide: Video Conference Rooms

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2020 was the first time in history when more professional interactions took place digitally than face to face. It is clear that this type of communication has come to stay and will become a regular part of professional life.
Acoustic research in care of the elderly

Acoustic research in care of the elderly

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Bad acoustic design is not just annoying, but also unhealthy. This is particularly true for elderly residents in nursing homes. Scientist Nicole van Hout conducts research into acoustics in care of the elderly.
AppAgent study - Good acoustics improve performance and customer satisfaction

AppAgent study - Good acoustics improve performance and customer satisfaction

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At the vibrant AppAgent office, a poor and reflective sound environment led to constant disturbances from employees, phone conversations and meetings. During conference calls customers often commented on the noise and that it was hard to distinguish what was being said.
Bergsjon Health Centre

Bergsjon Health Centre

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Tropical plants swaying gently in a light breeze – it’s a vision of paradise you would hardly expect to find in a health centre. But in the multicultural district of Bergsjön, outside Gothenburg, this is exactly what greets patients at the newly built health centre.
Comfort in hospital spaces

Comfort in hospital spaces

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In 1858, Florence Nightingale expressed the following words: ‘Unnecessary noise is the most cruel absence of care which can be inflicted upon either the sick or well!’ Today, more than 100 years after, research shows that we are still struggling with noise wherever people live, work, sleep and recover.
Deloitte Churchill Square

Deloitte Churchill Square

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Project: Deloitte Churchill Square, Prague Segment: Office Country/city: Czech Republic/Prague Architect: Atelier Kunc Architects Installer: Farrao International S.r.o. Photographer: Peter Fabo Project size: 1,337 m2
Effects of noise and stress in healthcare

Effects of noise and stress in healthcare

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Pernilla Svensson is a registered nurse, with a master’s degree in cardiovascular care, in Klippan, near Helsingborg in southern Sweden. For the past 20 years, she has worked in a variety of hospital settings.
Five tips for reducing noise levels in hospitals

Five tips for reducing noise levels in hospitals

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Over the past 40 years, average noise levels in hospitals have increased by a full 15 decibels, reaching levels of around 70 decibels, well above the World Health Organization’s recommended limit of 35 dB for a healing environment.
Healing environments conquer healthcare

Healing environments conquer healthcare

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Lots of natural light, a green environment, less noise-induced stress and use of durable materials: healing environments are receiving increasing attention in healthcare.
Heriot Watt University - Good acoustics improve students’ accuracy

Heriot Watt University - Good acoustics improve students’ accuracy

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Researchers, taking part in a UK study, found that most noise issues in school classrooms were not caused by the assumed issues of noise from planes, trains and cars, but by the pupils themselves during learning activities.
Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover

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Showcasing two of the worlds most prestigious and admired car brands demands enormous attention to detail. Over a many number of years, Saint-Gobain Ecophon has created acoustic suspended ceilings within countless Jaguar Land Rover dealerships throughout the UK. The architect, SDA Design in Leeds, specifies Ecophon’s Focus Ds or Dg ceiling system for both its aesthetic and acoustic performance. The concealed grid systems help to achieve the clean, crisp style of the interior’s look and feel, reflecting both the sleek lines of the vehicles and the sophistication of the brand.
Montserrat Convent school

Montserrat Convent school

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Col.legi Montserrat in Barcelona is one of the most innovative schools in Spain. The school has departed from the traditional system of silence and listening to explanations and encouraging discussions. The means? Acoustic quality and low frequency absorption.
Morrison's Taste Kitchen

Morrison's Taste Kitchen

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To coincide with the launch of Morrison’s ‘M Kitchen’ range, a state-of-the-art Taste Kitchen has been constructed at the supermarket’s headquarters in Bradford. An existing kitchen was fully refurbished to create the facility which is used to trial food products for the new range.
Pure Storage

Pure Storage

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Project: Pure Storage Prague Office Segment: Office Country/city: Czech Republic/Prague Architect: PureStorage + Cushman & Wakefield Installer: BV GIPS EU s.r.o. Photographer: Aleš Jungman Project size: 29,000 square feet
Samuel Alexander Building, Manchester University

Samuel Alexander Building, Manchester University

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The neoclassical Grade II listed Samuel Alexander building was opened in 1919 and is part of the University of Manchester’s South Campus. Following recent significant investment, the building’s academic offices and teaching spaces have been refurbished and breakout areas created, and the reception and café have been remodelled. The building houses the University’s School of Arts, Languages and Cultures.
Santander Bank Office

Santander Bank Office

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Banco Santander, one of Spain’s largest banks, decided to refresh their corporate image and refurbish their establishments into a more modern and open environment. The goal was to create “The Office of the Future”; an office with a more accessible, agile and friendly atmosphere. This was practically achieved by eliminating architectural barriers and thereby creating a more open working environment. This enabled a more personal interaction with their clients, and the chance to better nurture a long-term relationship.
Sberbank Main Office

Sberbank Main Office

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Project: Sberbank Office Country/city: Russia / Moscow Architect: Aurora and IND Architects Photographer: Olga Melekestseva Production year: 2016
Spaces for diagnosis

Spaces for diagnosis

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Picture yourself in a big cathedral. All the hard surfaces of the space make the sound bounce back and forth – and you feel the energy of the sound without hearing exactly what is said just a few meters away. This is in many cases the exact same situation you have in spaces for diagnosis.
Sundbyberg study - Good acoustics reduce stress in open-plan offices

Sundbyberg study - Good acoustics reduce stress in open-plan offices

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The Stress Research Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, conducted a study with Ecophon in a real-life office environment to examine how sound affects people in open-plan offices. During the study the sound environment went from poor to good and back to poor again.
Termy Maltanskie - PL

Termy Maltanskie - PL

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Country/city: Poland, Poznan Photographer: Bartosz Makowski

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