Thursday, 21 January 2016

Why architects need to use their ears: TED Talk by Julian Treasure

At MACH Acoustics this is just the kind of talk we're interested in - Julian's phenomenal TED Talk in 2012 was well received with architects, contractor and engineers alike.

"Because of poor acoustics, students in classrooms miss 50 percent of what their teachers say and patients in hospitals have trouble sleeping because they continually feel stressed". Julian Treasure sounds a call to action for designers to pay attention to the “invisible architecture” of sound.

Please enjoy this talk for yourselves:

Arch Daily wrote about this presentation, "In architecture we talk about space and form. We talk about experience and meaning.  All of these qualities are inextricably the sensory experience of light, touch, smell and sound.  Sound expert Julian Treasure asks architects to consider designing for our ears, citing that the quality of the acoustics of a space affect us physiologically, socially, psychologically and behaviourally".

MACH's Ze Nunes will give a talk on Saturday 23rd January as part of the UWE Bristol series this year. Taking "The Challenges of Being Too Clever" as a title and featuring The Future of Windows he will explore how reasearch has led his innovative mind to this new way of working and overcoming age old acoustic challenges with clever engineering and brutal maths. See the previous blog entry for further information.

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