What do they teach residential architects and designers about acoustics and noise? I mean inside noise, entertaining noise, party noise.
When Reggie talks, people listen - if the acoustics are good.
I walked into a kitchen and couldn't hear a thing.
JoAnn and I went to shower at a wonderful 1920's bungalow. We headed for the kitchen. It was beautiful. They'd just finished a kitchen re-do that belongs in a magazine. It was big, and comfortable There 10 folks in there and room for 25.
Inside though, I couldn't "hear" a female voice even when she stood right in front of me. I doubt it's a problem in ordinary family use. But it got me thinking.
Professionals plan acoustics for theaters. Last night the Balzer Theater was a sanctuary. The conversation and Klimchak's music were delightful.
But do acoustic engineers deal with houses? Do they teach acoustics in design school?
The westside Sky Bar at 5 Seasons Brewing Company is spectacular but I can't take it inside.
My children warn me about loud places. For them a loud place is likely a fun place. But they know how it affects me.
I expect unpleasant noise in bars and restaurants but not in a house.
So it made me think about our 4th party. There were more than 50 folks in there and yet I could hear. Was it planned or was it a fortunate accident? Was it the sloped ceiling, the stairs, the angles, the "L's?"
Can you have this conversation with 40 folks in the room? I hope so.
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