Sound Transmission Class & the Architectural Pursuit of Serenity

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More than ever before, architects are looking for solutions to noise pollution. While we may all agree that Rock ‘n’ Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution, other forms of noise definitely are. Too much noise directly affects a homeowner’s enjoyment of their space. It could be traffic, an airport or rail line, the nightclub or busy late night restaurant across the street – or a bit of all of those. The cacophony of modern urban living has magnified the pursuit of a refuge, an oasis of peace and quiet. Architects seek to deliver solutions for serenity and calm through their architectural design. …

FDEPFAA: How “Factory Direct” Made An Architect Happy

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Once upon a time, there was an architect. He dreamed and he drew. First, he designed a small addition for a house down the street (actually his Mum’s but that’s largely irrelevant). Then he designed a cabin on a lake. Life was good. He was asked to design a house for the Mayor, then the Judge. Before long, his fame spread far beyond his hometown. Dukes, Princes, Kings, Queens and Rupert Murdoch all wanted him to design their houses. Yes, life was good indeed. And yet, a small voice in his head kept whispering, “You can still do better.” (As …