The Houseboat, Poole
The Solidspace concept for modern living is a split-level, open plan design which demands a new approach to acoustic design, as there are neither references nor literature describing desirable acoustic conditions in such a space. The acousticians drew on seminal soundscape principles to prioritise the acoustic issues for the users.
The consultants followed the core soundscape qualitative data collection principles of guided interviews and non-participatory observations, as well as reviewing user feedback from previous Solidspace developments. This approach prioritised users’ acoustic concerns and enabled the design to respond to these. Acoustic modelling and auralisation was used to communicate the acoustic possibilities with the developer.
See more about this project in the Awards Brochure 2019 Building