Logo NEUHAUS Acoustic Architecture
Paris, Parc de Bercy

The acoustic quality of architectural spaces has a strong influence on how urban environments work. In this lecture we show why that is the case, and what consequences and opportunities result from it.


Acoustic design for the sustainable improvement of the urban realm:
Strengthening places from within; defining areas without sealing them off; strengthening connections within the urban fabric; improving the legibility and comprehensibility of environments; supporting movement and activities.

Adopting qualitative (instead of quantitative) standards:
Acoustic design based on aesthetical principles; shaping the entire acoustic frequency spectrum, including low frequencies; paying attention to architectural forms and proportions (monotonous designs are a common cause of acoustical problems); emphasizing acoustic qualities that support the particular purpose and use of a space.

"[Inès & Fabian Neuhaus] lead the debate on noise emissions out of its one-dimensionality."

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