Acoustical conditioning as a restorative factor
(A speech given to the local Toastmasters club members)
I open with a strong one-time clap of hands.
Did anyone hear an echo? No? Well, it was a very quick-responding one. Not a long-ringing echo, such as one can hear in a large room.
Math or no math, that’s the question
Architecture that – unintentionally – form large diffusers
PRD’s are diffusers based on math, on Prime Roots to be exact. The calculated surface irregularity ensures that soundwaves are treated much the same way as stealth planes deal with radar waves.
Walking through Helsinki city with a mind (heart) focused on acoustics, on how to dampen noise, inevitably a structure will catch the eye. A structure that reminds of a sound-treating construction.
A quest for a better sound experience, where a good start is to improve quality of sound by controlling echo.
And, to minimize the noise in your space. Be it in your home, office or a public place.
Where-ever your space, seek to better enjoy and make use of your environment.