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.
- ► 2014 (73)
- ► 2013 (75)
- ► 2012 (120)
- Indoor acoustics: what do they teach?
- The Arts Exchange Doors at Grant Park School
- Copper, Bronze and Steel: Corrina Sephora Mensoff ...
- What a week: Art, Altitude, Sharpening, Turnstile ...
- A chance to learn more or forget less
- 73 at our July 4th Party! circulation, cozy corner...
- Window pleasures, window design patterns
- ▼ July (7)
- ► 2010 (171)
- ► 2009 (179)