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The Future of Cars is Electric! How will this change our designs? (Part 2 - Acoustics)

It’s not enough to design a building that suits the environment it is built in, you also have to try and make a building suit whatever environment…

Sound Bites - Acoustics in Restaurants

As an acoustician specialising in the built environment, I believe any push to increase general awareness of acoustics in the spaces we occupy…

Chill Hill

Peabody's St. John's Hill residential development is located next to the train line passing through Clapham Junction - Europe's busiest station…

LINING A SILVER CLOUD FOR SCOTTISH OPERA

Scottish Opera’s new Silver Cloud Studio is a 5,000 square foot orchestral rehearsal space at Hillingdon Park near Glasgow. An existing industrial…

AN ACOUSTIC JOURNEY AT THE WELLCOME COLLECTION

The ‘THIS IS A VOICE’ exhibition, running at the Wellcome Collection from 14th April to 31st July, examines the material quality of the voice…

Hearing is believing

Acoustic performance in learning spaces is key to academic progress. If a student can't hear the lecturer, education is more difficult. For…

When Will the Music Play at Alexandra Palace?

Tucked away in a forgotten corner of the sprawling Alexandra Palace complex lays a forgotten treasure. Eighty years ago the curtains in the…

If a Tree Falls in the Forest

There's a curious paradox between the ambitions of sustainable design and those of good building acoustics. Many of the design features, both…

The Importance of Performance Acoustics

Recently, an article in the Telegraph posed the question ‘Do Acoustics Actually Matter?’. Music journalist and academic Ivan Hewett said that…

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

When the engineers at Max Fordham go out to present our wares to clients and architects, we pack our trusty Powerpoint presentation. It gives…

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