Perhaps only politics and sports divide opinions more so than the validity of the open office concept. In Commercial Architecture’s May article and podcast, Rockfon’s Gary Madaras, PhD, directly tackles the topic to achieve a comfortable, positive, acoustic experience in open offices and other open spaces.
Read his latest article and listen to the podcast.
What about the people?
Architectural trends generally are continuing to open up building interiors to create larger, simpler, cleaner-looking designs. Beyond appearances, Madaras asks how this trend affects the acoustics and the people within these spaces?
Most of us have first-hand experience with the results:
- Higher noise levels elevate people’s stress levels, which affects their health, which results in more absences
- Numerous distractions lower people’s productivity, which means they make more errors, which increases costs for their employers
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