Time zones are a compromise from the Industrial Age. When railroads and telegraphs gave us the capacity to travel and communicate over large distances quickly — when we began to dominate time and [...]
There is no better way to understand the acoustic soul of a building than to spend thousands of hours within its walls, observing and thinking alongside those who work and create there.
Imagine floating, surrounded by nothing. There is air to breathe but no ground or surfaces of any kind, no gravity. You clap your hands a single time. A perfect impulse of sound is created, a [...]
Every time sound strikes a surface its energy splits in three: reflected, absorbed, and transmitted. The material, shape, and composition of the surface determine the proportions of the split. [...]