The growing trend of open or exposed kitchens has created the need for restaurant ceilings satisfying esthetics, cleanability and hygiene requirements. This article will explore options for meeting these diverse demands.
What is “acoustical equity”? And how does one achieve it? These are significant questions, particularly considering the fact the Center for the Built Environment’s (CBE’s) post-occupancy survey dataset—one of the largest in the world—shows poor acoustics remains the most significant source of dissatisfaction among workplace occupants.
Plexiglass barriers and staying 2 m (6 ft) apart does not work in performing arts because some social distancing solutions can have a significant impact on acoustics. There are several key considerations when redesigning performing arts venues to accommodate safety guidelines without compromising on acoustics.
The benefits of a positive acoustic experience extend beyond traditional classrooms. Their relevance can be heard in gyms, aquatic centres, auditoriums, cafeterias, offices, theatres, band rehearsal rooms, recording and broadcast studios, fabrication shops, media centres, and more.
When evaluating flooring options for health-care centres, it is important to consider the need to reduce noise levels while maintaining high standards of cleanliness to provide safety and comfort to patients and providers.
Montréal-based firm Taktik Design constructs the Collège Trinité library in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Qué., as a large unifying room with space flexibility giving students several usage possibilities.
The demand for multipurpose venues has increased over the last two decades. From an acoustics standpoint, this can pose significant challenges. Therefore, it is important to design a versatile space that can support various needs.
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