In this article, we’ll cover why Architectural Acoustics are important to consider in the design process, along with the overall effect they have on our health and wellbeing.
First off, let’s get the basics sorted – does that sound good?
What is Architectural Acoustics?
Architectural Acoustics is the science and engineering of achieving good sound within a building. It is the interaction between people and sound - both indoors and outdoors. It includes the study of homes and buildings and the design of these structures for optimal acoustic performance.
In order to gain a greater understanding, continue to read the following interview with our panelists Jasper Spigt and Camilla Casiccia.. Jasper is an architect and partner at architecten Van Mourik, where he designs for interiors and urban spaces, keeping the environment and society in mind. Camilla is an interior architect at architecten Van Mourik.
Is it possible to design a building or interior for all our 5 senses?
Definitely, it is possible to design a space for all the senses. Primarily, we design for sight, as it is the most appealing. Stimulating some of the other senses, such as through tactile experiences, acoustics, and warmth, always play a secondary role in creating a favourable mood for a given space.
Although the sensory aspects are important, we work on the overall experience and atmosphere of the space. The five senses are the underlying factors that designers consider, but the emotions that the space evokes is a combination of these, which we usually refer to as the sixth sense. Jasper says: “designers usually have this sixth sense and can compose it delicately.”