They look as good as they sound – contemporary acoustic solutions lead with cutting-edge aesthetics while meeting strict functional requirements…
Done right, acoustic management is something most people – the general public, at least – might never have to think about. Whether in a concert hall or a café, if the architects, suppliers and builders have thought things through then it just works: you hear the sound you want to hear – music, conversation – without an overwhelming amount of background noise and reverberation. In fact, the general public is probably more interested in aesthetics than acoustics.
Luckily, there is no longer any reason to succeed in one of these areas at the expense of the other – customised acoustic solutions can now be delivered in a limitless range of design outcomes to meet the most exacting aesthetic briefs.
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by Shannyn Mills | Construction in Focus
Australia’s building and land-use policy settings fall well short of what’s needed to make meaningful progress toward creating sustainable cities.
You will find environmental sustainability goals and objectives in government strategy documents. But our newly released review of building and land-use planning policies around Australia has found New South Wales is the only state without serious gaps in legislation and enforcement.
Research shows a large percentage of new dwellings in Australia fail to meet even minimum building requirements when checked after construction.
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by Andréanne Doyon, Joe Hurley, Susie Moloney, and Trivess Moore | Architecture & Design