Tag: office design

Design dive: Open offices, part 3 – Interior

In this post series, we aim to provide you with all the foundational knowledge you need to create the best possible workspace sound environments. We have already covered the context history, materials, and geometry in the previous parts. This post deals with the interior acoustic design of open offices.  How important is interior design for […]

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How to improve acoustic privacy in open offices with screens

When it comes to designing offices with top-of-the-line acoustics, screens are an invaluable tool. If you are new to the basic principles of acoustic design with screens, this post is for you. Below you will learn how to improve acoustic privacy in open offices with screens. Why use acoustic screens? – The paradox of open […]

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Open-plan offices and viruses – What are the acoustic implications?

The nature of work has changed, and with it, the way we design offices. But how will this change the sound environment of future offices and what does it mean for the acoustic design of workplaces?   By far the space layout with the highest risk of infection in the modern office is the various […]

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The blurry zone

Of room acoustics Happy and long-leasing clients is crucial for Real Estate business. Imagine a tenant stay 7 years instead of 5, it’s a huge profit. We all know that noise related issues are top of complaints. This cannot passed the RE business. Time to encourage RE to take lead in the “blurry” zone of […]

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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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Smart Workspace Design Summit highlights workplace design – including acoustics

Smart Workspace Design Summit took place in Amsterdam October 4-5 (2018) and participants from all walks of the workplace trade joined in as to share and acquire related knowledge. You may call this event an international knowledge hub for workplace design. Two days of content, five expert panel discussions and two workshops. The broad approach […]

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Acoustic design for differences and brain work

  Smart Workspace Design Summit took place in Amsterdam October 4-5 (2018) and participants from all walks of the workplace trade joined in as to share and acquire related knowledge. A more holistic blogpost about this event was already posted and can be read here: Link Below are more details regarding one of the two […]

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Euronoise 2018 – Room Acoustic Design and Psychological effects of offices

Our editor Morten Roar Berg, Concept Developer for Office in Denmark, attended Euronoise in Crete – and here are his main takeaway points from the session: Room Acoustic Design and Psychological effects of offices. Once again office noise was on the agenda at EuroNoise 2018. Although a persistent problem one’s spirit couldn’t help but be […]

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Study: less cognitive stress in open-plan offices with good acoustics

Saint- Gobain Ecophon and the Stress Research Institute in Stockholm conducted a unique study in a real-life office environment to examine how sound affects people in open plan offices. The aim was to see how the ceiling’s properties affect workers’ health, productivity and the perceived disturbance. And the result was clear – a better sound […]

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