To achieve ‘better acoustics’ and fulfill the objective of designing with the occupant in mind, one must turn their attention to the sound present in the space and look at it through the lens of both architectural acoustics and psychoacoustics.
As new construction techniques and certifications become more widely used, specifiers must be aware of the many factors impacting the transmission of sound in buildings. It is important to take sound isolation into account when designing multifamily residential buildings to ensure the long-term comfort and satisfaction of building occupants.
Ceilings are one of the most visible architectural surfaces in many building interiors. Performance requirements for ceilings can be as complex as those required of walls, floors, and other finishes. Selecting the right product to use overhead should be seen as a wise investment in building performance.
Jade Signature, a luxury condominium in South Florida, is a parallelogram-shaped tower on the beach. Each unit in the 57-story building is designed to offer spectacular views and provide protection from sun, heat and, at times, hurricanes.