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Architectural Acoustics: A guide to integrated thinking

Author/EditorPatel, Raj (Author)
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
ISBN: 9781859466360
Pub Date01/03/2020
BindingHardback
Pages304
Dimensions (mm)250(h) * 210(w)
$76.51
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This book is an authoritative but uniquely accessible and highly illustrated guide to good acoustic design practice for architects, interior designers and acoustic professionals. It provides a user-friendly introduction to architectural acoustics and acoustics technology where the market is crowded with dense and technical texts. It will go through each typology in turn explaining the key acoustic concepts with highly illustrated and international case studies that demonstrate cutting-edge practice and technology, innovative design techniques and common challenges and solutions.

This book is an authoritative but uniquely accessible and highly illustrated guide to good acoustic design practice for architects, interior designers and acoustic professionals. It provides a user-friendly introduction to architectural acoustics and acoustics technology where the market is crowded with dense and technical texts. It will go through each typology in turn explaining the key acoustic concepts with highly illustrated and international case studies that demonstrate cutting-edge practice and technology, innovative design techniques and common challenges and solutions.

Raj Patel is a leading international acoustics, audio-visual, and theatre consultant and designer. He has over 27 years of experience working on a wide range of projects with architects, designers and artists around the world. He is an Arup Fellow, leader of their global Acoustics, Audio-Visual and Theatre Consulting Practice, and Arts and Culture Business in the Americas region.

Acknowledgements Foreword1. Introduction to Acoustics2. Acoustic Technology3. Case Studies by typology 3.1 Commercial - office spaces, warehouses, lofts, industrial spaces, atriums 3.2 Education - lecture and meeting spaces, class rooms, class rooms of future 3.3 Courthouses - Courtrooms 3.4 Healthcare - Acoustics and the role in recovery. Hospital Design 3.5 Hotels - Key issues - what makes a successful hotel entertainment and good sleep 3.6 Immersive Spaces - Future of Multimedia based design 3.7 Labs/Research 3.8 Libraries 3.9 Movie Theatre/Cinema 3.10 Museums and Galleries The challenge of sound and light 3.11 Performing Arts/Entertainment Concert Halls - Recital spaces - Theatre - Opera - Dance - Amplified Music - What's the Difference? How to design well for each - key things to consider 3.12 Recording/Broadcast 3.13 Restaurants 3.14 Retail 3.15 Sport - Stadiums, Arenas, Aquatics Centres - the importance of sound for winning 3.16 Transport -Air -Road -Rail 3.17 Worship 3.18 Urban design and soundscapes 3.19 Sound for Art 3.20 ResidentialConclusion Glossary of basic termsindex of project names and/or design issue

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