Tag: office

Seminar on biophilic / nature-inspired design as to enhance workplace wellness

  At the end of November, I attended a seminar about biophilic design at the European head office of Plantronics. This topic is becoming more and more spread – the acknowledgment that we are genetically connected to nature and that a human-centred approach can improve many of the spaces that we live and work in, […]

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The architects’ perspective – Explaining acoustics to clients

We were curious to find out how architects work with their clients on acoustics. What tricks do they have up their sleeve? When is it being discussed? We invited Nick Fordy from Woodhouse Workspace to do a guest post for us to get an architect’s perspective on room acoustics and how he works with his […]

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Co-working hubs more than a fad? & what they mean to acoustic design

We recently attended Work 2.0 in sunny London, a conference dedicated to ‘the future of work – now’ and some trends and themes in the workplace facilities market came through particularly loud and clear. One that we’ve already come in touch with on several occasions and that seems to just grow, day-by-day is the co-working hubs. […]

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Interview with Acoustic Bulletin editor; Yvette Tietema

We’d like you to meet the fantastic editors here at Acoustic Bulletin. Most of them have the same job title, ‘Concept Developer’, but what does that mean? And who’s really behind the title? Because even though they share the same title, are very knowledgeable in room acoustics AND super-friendly and helpful, each of them has their […]

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Sensing the space – New podcast episode

In this special edition of the A Sound Effect on People podcast, we join Lauren Kruger and Dr Annemarie Lombard in South Africa and delve into the effect of our senses and so-called sensory intelligence in our daily life. Click and listen   This episode gives an insight into how the sensory stimuli affect the way we act within our […]

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Activity-based design and acoustics at the workplace designers’ office

Practising what they preach When you walk into Oktra’s new head office, you know immediately something is different. The design team here have struck a unique balance of buzz and serenity and created an inspiring workplace experience. If Oktra couldn’t get it right, who could? They are, after all, workplace designers creating effective spaces for […]

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An Indian architect’s perspective on indoor acoustics

Our Indian office acoustics specialist, Manit Ramaiya has interviewed experienced architect Zainab Mukadam Baig from leading architectural and interior design firm Concept Architectural Services. Not too unexpected, she explains that there are quite some cultural differences when comparing Indian offices with western counterparts, but did you also know that Indian architects face challenges like lack […]

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High tech research facility can still require simple acoustic solutions

On the plains of southern Sweden, a futuristic building reminiscent of a spaceship sets the tone for the landscape. This is MAX IV, currently one of the most talked about research facilities, not just in Sweden, but internationally as well. This is where Sweden will be offering researchers and companies the best source of x-rays […]

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Sound matters at work – New podcast episode

Good acoustics matters at work A good acoustic environment helps us concentrate, reduces stress and improves wellbeing, which in turn has a positive impact on the bottom line. In the latest episode of Ecophon UK and Ireland’s Podcast “A Sound Effect on People”, presenter Salma Cranefield is joined by Ecophon UK&I concept developer Paige Hodsman […]

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The (VERY) high cost of noise

FIGURES FROM FRANCE TO MAKE YOU DIZZY A study published last June by the French Agency Against Noise (Conseil National du Bruit) and the French Environment Agency (ADEME) tried, for the first time, to estimate the total cost of noise pollution in France. The result? 57.2 billion euros in social costs.   And this figure […]

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