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Acoustics critique on “Small Remodel, Big Ideas: Tiny Townhouse into Cool Condo”

See photos and design description on this completed project here: Small Remodel, Big Ideas: Tiny Townhouse into Cool Condo to follow my acoustics review below. This is an absolute visual gem.  The designer Ong & Ong separated the service spaces from the main living spaces with a gorgeous water walkway.*   This helps to separate the possibly more noisy parts of the house (kitchen!) from the quieter parts of … Continue reading Acoustics critique on “Small Remodel, Big Ideas: Tiny Townhouse into Cool Condo”

How does this space sound?

Check out this gorgeous space (click here to see the full visual glory of it all, dreamy!)  But, let’s think a little deeper and imagine with our aural sense as hedonistically and perfectionistically as our over-indulged visual one.  Because of the extensive glass windows, open floor plan and the small size of interior space, it might very well be susceptible to unwanted exterior noise intrusion.  Different people sharing the … Continue reading How does this space sound?

Sound-friendly small architecture

In the architectural world, small buildings and tiny spaces are all the rage. From 50sf apartments in NY, to 4m wide slivers of multistory homes tucked between Tokyo towers, hypersensitive visual sense of aesthetics might very well be clouding good judgment in terms of sound sense and sound living: small spaces are prone to poor acoustics, noise, and have no sound privacy if these issues … Continue reading Sound-friendly small architecture