Chapter 1.0 The fundamentals of sound control
Summary of chapter 1.0
WHAT YOU JUST READ
- The aim of acoustic design is to serve the function of a space and the collective needs of the people using it.
- Sound is a vibration that travels through air or another elastic medium as a series of mechanical waves.
- The way sound behaves in an indoor space depends on the acoustic characteristics of surface materials and the location of boundaries and objects.
- There are four main strategies for managing acoustical issues: Absorb, Block, Cover and Diffuse.
Terms & Concepts
- Acoustic environment
- Sound wave
Managing sound in indoor spaces isn’t just about addressing the source. It’s about manipulating how sound behaves once it has been set into motion.