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Architectural acoustics and acoustic conditioning

Architectural acoustics

Although they may sound very similar, there is a clear difference between architectural acoustics and acoustic conditioning.

The former, as the name implies, relates to architecture and the transmission of sound from the exterior to the interior and, by extension, between the structural elements of the building, such as floors or walls.

Ideally, these problems are addressed in the design of the building by the architectural team by insulating windows, walls, ceilings and floors.

In older buildings or where acoustics have not been efficiently addressed, other solutions may consider acoustic treatment within the space to prevent sound propagation or through room-in-room solutions, such as the ESSEN range of acoustic booths.

Acoustic conditioning

Acoustic treatment, on the other hand, refers to the noise and sounds within a room or space. Rather than focusing on insulation to prevent sound transmission, the goal is to prevent sound from bouncing off the surfaces of a room through absorption.

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