Sound Matters

Architects and designers should consider the sound of interior finishes and the overall ambiance that certain sounds would make in an area before implementing their designs.

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The experience vs the look influencing the sound

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If the architect tried to create a quiet and calming space, he should also have considered the use of this specific area, being a restaurant, and that certain noises will be created through the dining experience of people that would have an opposite influence on the calm space longed for.

High vs low ceilings

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Ceiling height has a definite influence on the sound in the room. A low ceiling would muffle sound as where a high ceiling would create a sound reflecting effect, creating a more audible sound.

Solid vs hollow core doors

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There is differentiation in sound when comparing the sound that a hollow core door makes when closing it to the sound that a solid door makes. The solid door can be perceived as being more stable and luxurious.

High windows on an upper level

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When installing high windows on an upper level apartment, consider the noise that will be coming from the streets when planning your design.